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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent27.9°C

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:

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view The Point sea temperature, The Point photographs, The Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Point webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and The Point 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 Point

The Point Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 21:03 Local time
Wednesday 08Thu
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
N 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, 1 km from The Point.

IS AT (local time)

The Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Emerald Isle, 2 km from The Point.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near The Point

Overall The Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


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

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

Working the Wave Hard, The Point photo

The Point

Photo credit: Lee Norberg

Smash, The Point photo

The Point

Photo credit: Lee Norberg

Leaning Hard, The Point photo

The Point

Photo credit: Lee Norberg

The Point Location Maps

The Point Location Map

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Surf spots located close to The PointShoreline around The PointRoads and rivers around The Point

Use this relief map to navigate to Carolina North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Point

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Point:

Tide stations nearest to The Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Bogue Inlet
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    New River Inlet
    16 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Spooner Creek
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Coral Bay, Atlantic Beach
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    N.C. State Fisheries
    21 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN) in USA, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA is 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Seymour Johnson Afb (Goldsboro) Airport (GSB), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Point and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
The Point break location map and break info