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Pelican Watch ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Pelican Watch break guidePhoto by: hanna

Pelican Watch Surf Guide

Pelican Watch in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Hazards include rips and sharks.

Pelican Watch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pelican Watch:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pelican Watch occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Pelican Watch (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pelican Watch with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in July while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pelican Watch Location Map

Interactive Pelican Watch surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Pelican Watch is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pelican Watch is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Pelican Watch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 22:15 Local Time
TueWednesday 21
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.5
E
1.4
ESE
1.5
E
1.4
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
E 10
ESE 10
ENE
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at Pelican Watch

Surf stats for Pelican Watch, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Pelican Watch

Wind stats for Pelican Watch, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Discover surf breaks near Pelican Watch. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  sandbarSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon  beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    16km away
    • Icon  beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away
    • Icon  sandbarSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    19km away

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