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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 Spot ID

dawn patrol, Pelican Watch photo

Pelican Watch

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Clean w/ offshore winds, Pelican Watch photo

Pelican Watch

Photo credit: Andrew Garver

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Friday, 3 April 2020, 07:28 Local time
Friday 03
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NW 20
NW 20
Wind State cross-

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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.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wilmington Beach, North Carolina, 1 km from Pelican Watch.

IS AT (local time)

Pelican Watch Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Southport, 16 km from Pelican Watch.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
6 °C

Current weather near Pelican Watch

Buoy Data:

At Masonboro Inlet, ILM2, NC, 12 miles from Pelican Watch.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 12 11 12 12

All wavebuoys around Pelican Watch

Overall Pelican Watch Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Pelican Watch: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Pelican Watch: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Pelican Watch Location Maps

Pelican Watch Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Carolina North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pelican Watch

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pelican Watch:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pelican Watch:

Tide stations nearest to Pelican Watch:

  • Closest tide station
    Wilmington Beach
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Orton Point
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Sunny Point Army Base, Wharf number3, Cape Fear River
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Reaves Point
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Sunny Point Army Base, Wharf number1, Cape Fear River
    5 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA is 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Pelican Watch and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
Pelican Watch break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pelican Watch, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view Pelican Watch sea temperature, Pelican Watch photographs, Pelican Watch detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pelican Watch webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Pelican Watch tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Pelican Watch.