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The Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.0

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Surf Report Feed
The Pier break guidePhoto by: Bryan Finley

The Pier Surf Guide

The Pier in South Carolina is an exposed beach/Pier break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips, rocks, locals and pollution.

The Pier Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/pierIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Pier:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The 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 9% of the time in November while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
72%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Pier Location Map

Interactive The 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 The Pier is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Pier is Charleston Afb International Airport (CHS), also in USA, 97 km (60 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 11:16 Local Time
Friday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.6
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.5
SE
Period (s) 4 4 4 8
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 20
SE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on on

What does The Pier look like?

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Swell History at The Pier

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

Wind History at The Pier

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

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