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Topsail Island Surf Forecast / Carolina North / USA

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Thursday 11 Aug 2022 EDT
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Topsail Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Topsail Island sea temperature is 28.3 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.0 max: 28.7 min: 27.0 °C)
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Topsail Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Topsail Island sea temperature is 28.3 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.0 max: 28.7 min: 27.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Topsail Island (calm at Holly Ridge 6 km from Topsail Island).

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Actual: 58 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
ESE
Clean
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How big are the waves at Topsail Island today?

The current surf forecast for Topsail Island at 10AM is: 0.4m 8s primary swell from a Southeast direction and 0.4m 5s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00am August 11). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (EDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 Aug)1.5ft (0.4m)8s
Afternoon (11 Aug)2.5ft (0.7m)5s
Evening (11 Aug)4.5ft (1.3m)6s

Table - waves today at Topsail Island. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM
Rating
(10 max)
100001111100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
SW
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.5
E
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.5
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.3
S
0.4
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
Period(s) (?)588856566655555577774666644488555555599955455555559999988888
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)47241717341018277495042138138588886111010977567128888778884822111313131415912121212131111111111
Wind
(km/h)
10
W
15
W
15
WSW
15
SW
10
W
15
SW
10
SW
15
W
20
W
10
W
10
W
5
NE
10
ENE
5
ENE
5
NE
10
NNE
10
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NE
20
E
20
E
15
ENE
10
ENE
10
NE
10
NNE
15
NE
15
E
20
ESE
15
E
10
E
5
ENE
5
N
5
N
5
N
10
SSE
15
S
20
S
15
WNW
10
WSW
5
W
10
W
10
W
10
SSW
15
S
15
SSW
5
WSW
5
W
5
WNW
5
NNW
5
NNE
10
SE
5
SE
10
SE
5
SE
0
ENE
0
SE
5
NNW
5
NE
10
SSE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
7:10AM
1.30
7:47PM
1.85
8:05AM
1.38
8:38PM
1.82
8:59AM
1.44
9:27PM
1.75
9:51AM
1.48
10:15PM
1.64
10:43AM
1.49
11:02PM
1.50
11:35AM
1.48
11:50PM
1.35
12:28PM
1.44
12:40AM
1.21
1:24PM
1.41
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:07PM
-0.21
2:10AM
-0.09
2:03PM
-0.22
2:57AM
-0.12
2:58PM
-0.18
3:44AM
-0.12
3:52PM
-0.12
4:29AM
-0.09
4:47PM
-0.02
5:13AM
-0.04
5:43PM
0.09
5:58AM
0.03
6:41PM
0.19
6:44AM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is for Ocean City Beach (fishing pier), North Carolina which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Topsail Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Topsail Island blow from the NW

Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
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Rain (mm)
-----42211-7122-----------------------11-----1111-112-1-----
Temp. °C262530333125262623222322232424232221252828272625242326292826262523232729282723232323273028272625252325282727272626252728
Feels °C (?)282730333226272824242625262726242321242626252525232224262625262625252828262623242525283129292928282527292929302929282929
Sunrise-6:26-------6:28-------6:28-------6:28-------6:30-------6:31-------6:31-------6:31--
Sunset-----8:01-------8:00------7:59-------7:58-------7:57-------7:55-------7:54-------

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