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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 Surf Forecast / Carolina North / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 EST
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The Lighthouse surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Lighthouse sea temperature is 11.3 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 19.9 min: 14.1 °C)
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The Lighthouse surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Lighthouse sea temperature is 11.3 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 19.9 min: 14.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Lighthouse (light winds from the S at Buxton 4 km from The Lighthouse). 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from SSW

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Lighthouse this week:

The surf forecast for The Lighthouse over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Lighthouse in the next 7 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.3m 7s period and expected on Monday (Mar 01) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Sat 27th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 8s
Best Surf10AM (Sat 27th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 8s
Most Powerful 7AM (Sat 27th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Lighthouse over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00000000042330000000210
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.1
SE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.3
SE
1.2
NNE
1
NE
1.2
NE
1.5
E
2.5
ESE
2.2
SE
1.8
SE
1.4
ESE
1.3
SE
1
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.8
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
SE
2.1
NNE
1.6
NE
1
NE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
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49914776671129657647450270211125561011341375043381365051
10
ESE
35
SW
35
SW
40
N
35
NNE
30
NE
40
NE
35
E
50
ESE
20
WSW
20
SW
20
WSW
15
SSW
40
SW
45
SW
20
NNE
25
N
45
NNW
45
NNE
30
NNE
5
ESE
5
SSW
25
SW
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
5:17PM
0.71
5:46AM
1.03
6:02PM
0.79
6:29AM
1.07
6:46PM
0.87
7:12AM
1.09
7:30PM
0.94
7:55AM
1.09
8:15PM
1.01
8:39AM
1.05
9:02PM
1.05
9:24AM
0.99
9:52PM
1.08
10:13AM
0.91
11:31AM
0.02
11:12PM
-0.07
12:12PM
-0.05
12:01AM
-0.13
12:51PM
-0.11
12:48AM
-0.19
1:30PM
-0.16
1:36AM
-0.22
2:09PM
-0.19
2:25AM
-0.23
2:50PM
-0.20
3:16AM
-0.20
3:33PM
-0.20
4:11AM
-0.15
4:19PM
-0.17

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Hatteras, North Carolina which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Lighthouse.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Lighthouse blow from the W

Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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1217136671013131718171919131380-202813
151616636810181619181919181177-9-45812
6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:30--6:28-
-5:52--5:53--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:58--5:59

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri night, min 6°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Wed morning, strong winds from the ESE by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Icy conditions (max 20°C on Sun morning, min -2°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the N on Mon night, calm by Tue night).

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Information about the The Lighthouse Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Lighthouse provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Lighthouse can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Lighthouse surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (The Lighthouse) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for The Lighthouse may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a vacation in North Carolina? If you are looking for accommodation near The Lighthouse, camping, hotels and condos and appartments in North Carolina, consider staying in Cape Hatteras which is 16 km (10 miles) away.