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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. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include - Localism - Sharks.

Surf City Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.3°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:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Surf City Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in November while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% 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 Surf City Pier Location Map

Interactive Surf City 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 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.

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Surf City Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 13 June 2021, 12:58 Local Time
Sunday 13
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Surf City Pier

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Wind History at Surf City Pier

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