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Surf City Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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Surf City Pier break guidePhoto by: Steve Young

Surf City Pier Surf Guide

Surf City Pier in North Carolina is a sandbar break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of - Localism - Sharks.

Surf City Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Surf City Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Surf City Pier occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Surf City Pier sea temperature, Surf City Pier photographs, Surf City Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Surf City Pier webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Surf City Pier 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 Surf City Pier

Surf City Pier Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 07:19 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina, 5 km from Surf City Pier.

IS AT (local time)

Surf City Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Surf City, 4 km from Surf City Pier.


Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Surf City Pier

Buoy Data:

At Masonboro Inlet, ILM2, NC, 22 miles from Surf City Pier.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 11 11 10 11

All wavebuoys around Surf City Pier

Overall Surf City Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Surf City Pier: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Surf City Pier: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

South side Surf City Pier photo

Surf City Pier

Photo credit: Chris Hill aka CHill

They always come back home, Surf City Pier photo

Surf City Pier

Photo credit: Steve Young

finally...some small surf, Surf City Pier photo

Surf City Pier

Photo credit: Steve Young

Spring suit in August?, Surf City Pier photo

Surf City Pier

Photo credit: Steve Young

Surf City Pier Location Maps

Surf City Pier 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 Surf City Pier

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Surf City Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to Surf City Pier:

Tide stations nearest to Surf City Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    Ocean City Beach (fishing pier)
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    New Topsail Inlet
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    New River Inlet
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Bannermans Branch, Northeast River
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Surf City Pier is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Surf City Pier is Wilmington International Airport (ILM), also in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away.
  • Third is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA is 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Seymour Johnson Afb (Goldsboro) Airport (GSB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Surf City Pier and is 108 km (67 miles) away.
Surf City Pier break location map and break info