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S-Turns ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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S-Turns Surf Guide

S-Turns in North Carolina is a sandbar break. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of urchins, rips, man-made danger (buoys etc..) and sharks.

S-Turns Spot Info

Icon  sandbarSandbarIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing S-Turns:

The best conditions reported for surf at S-Turns occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf S-Turns (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing S-Turns with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in August while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% 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).
S-Turns Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 October 2020, 11:43 Local Time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
NE 30
NE 25
ENE 20
Wind State cross-

Swell History at S-Turns

Surf stats for S-Turns, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at S-Turns

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near S-Turns. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon  sandbarSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon  beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon  sandbarSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    29km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To S-Turns: