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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

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.5°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.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
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
Saturday, 25 June 2022, 21:44 Local Time
SatSunday 26
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
10
10
5
5
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Swell History at Surf City Pier

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

Wind History at Surf City Pier

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

Surf City Pier Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 8 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.4
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.1
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.7
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.8
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Tristan from United States
“Mornings are pretty clean most of the time. High tide can bring the further-out waves right onto the shore sometimes. Wind also often arrives in the afternoon which impacts the surf.”

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