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The Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Lighthouse Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.3 °C

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Monday, 21 October 2019, 06:48 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 6 8 8
Wind (km/h) 40
NNW 40
NNW 35
N 30
Wind State cross-
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The Lighthouse in North Carolina is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, obstacles, sharks,wrecks.

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, 5 km from The Lighthouse.

IS AT (local time)

The Lighthouse Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Buxton, 4 km from The Lighthouse.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near The Lighthouse

Overall The Lighthouse Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for The Lighthouse: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for The Lighthouse: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

The Lighthouse Location Maps

The Lighthouse Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Lighthouse:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Lighthouse is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG) in USA, 124 km (77 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Lighthouse is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT), also in USA, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA is 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Lighthouse and is 187 km (116 miles) away.
The Lighthouse break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Lighthouse, Carolina North. Use the tab navigation above to view The Lighthouse sea temperature, The Lighthouse photographs, The Lighthouse detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Lighthouse webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and The Lighthouse 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 The Lighthouse.