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Rodanthe Pier break guidePhoto by: james lathrop

Rodanthe Pier Surf Guide

Rodanthe Pier in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, man-made danger (buoys etc...) and sharks.

Rodanthe Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rodanthe Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rodanthe Pier occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rodanthe Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in March while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rodanthe Pier Location Map

Interactive Rodanthe Pier 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 Rodanthe Pier is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rodanthe Pier is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU), also in USA, 147 km (91 miles) away.

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Rodanthe Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 23:23 Local Time
ThuFriday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Rodanthe Pier

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

Wind History at Rodanthe Pier

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

Rodanthe Pier Reviews:

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Rodanthe Pier Management from United States
“Parking is no longer available at the pier for surfing, kayaking, or kiteboarding. Towing will be enforced. The nearest parking is by the water plant approximately 1 mile north off hwy 12. Also, anyone surfing within 300 feet of the pier will be subject to being cited by Dare County sheriff's office.”

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away
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    Reliability: consistent
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