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Topsail Island Surf Forecast / Carolina North / USA

12 Day 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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Calm
3 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Topsail Island this week:

The surf forecast for Topsail Island over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 11) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 5s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 8s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Topsail Island in the next 12 days are 1.3m 6s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 11) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.1m 2s period and expected on Wednesday (Aug 17) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (EDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Thu 11th Aug)4.5ft (1.3m) 6s
Best Surf 8PM (Thu 11th Aug)4.5ft (1.3m) 6s
Most Powerful 8PM (Thu 11th Aug)4.5ft (1.3m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Topsail Island over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
001000000000000000000000000000000000
Swell
Height Map
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T north carolina.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SE
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SE
0.5
E
0.4
S
0.5
E
0.2
ESE
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.2
ESE
0.8
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
SE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.8
SSW
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.6
SSW
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
Period(s) (?)8565557464855594559988885888810598488
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)173477428586107688782213141212111111171410917182431201715910
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
10
W
15
W
10
W
10
ENE
10
NNE
15
NNE
20
E
10
ENE
15
NE
20
ESE
5
ENE
5
N
15
S
10
WSW
10
W
15
S
5
W
5
NNE
5
SE
0
ENE
5
NE
10
SSE
5
SW
5
SE
15
S
15
SSW
10
SW
5
NW
5
SSW
10
SW
20
S
10
SW
15
SSW
20
S
15
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
onglassglassoncrossoncross-
on
crosscrossglasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
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
1:34AM
1.09
2:21PM
1.38
2:33AM
1.00
3:21PM
1.37
3:34AM
0.96
4:19PM
1.38
4:33AM
0.97
5:12PM
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
7:44PM
0.27
7:33AM
0.18
8:50PM
0.33
8:27AM
0.23
9:55PM
0.34
9:23AM
0.25
10:54PM
0.33
10:19AM
0.24
11:44PM
0.30

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
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
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Rain (mm)
--9184--------2--4131--1--1-11--1--4
Temp. °C303326232324252827262926272927273027252827272928282928293027283028303028
Low °C253123222222212824232823232823232825232726252826262826252626252927272926
Feels °C (?)303327262627242625242625282826283129272929293030302931313130313130323130
Sunrise6:26--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--
Sunset-8:01--8:00--7:59--7:58--7:57--7:55--7:54--7:53--7:52--7:51--7:50--7:49-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 33°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 30°C on Tue afternoon, min 23°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Thu afternoon, min 23°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Sat afternoon, min 25°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Topsail Island Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Topsail Island provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Topsail Island can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Topsail Island 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 (Topsail Island) 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 Topsail Island 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.

Topsail Island is 34 km (21 miles) from the city of Jacksonville. If you plan a vacation in North Carolina, look for hotels and other accommodation in Jacksonville. Jacksonville has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.