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

Overall: 3.3

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The Point break guidePhoto by: Lee Norberg

The Point Surf Guide

The Point in North Carolina is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach break favours left handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

The Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in September while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
41%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Point Location Map

Interactive The Point 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 Point is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Point is Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT), also in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away.

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The Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 29 July 2021, 14:13 Local Time
Thursday 29
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
SE
Period (s) 7 7 7 10
Wind (km/h)
10
15
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

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Swell History at The Point

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Wind History at The Point

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