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Wrightsville Beach Surf Forecast / Carolina North / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Thursday 11 Aug 2022 EDT
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Wrightsville Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wrightsville Beach sea temperature is 28.1 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.0 max: 28.7 min: 27.0 °C)
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Wrightsville Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wrightsville Beach sea temperature is 28.1 °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 Still cross-shore at Wrightsville Beach (moderate winds from the SW at BUOY-JMPN7 0 km from Wrightsville Beach).

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Moderate
26 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wrightsville Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Wrightsville Beach 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 1.2m and 5s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wrightsville Beach in the next 12 days are 1.3m 6s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Aug 17) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Friday (Aug 12) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (EDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Thu 11th Aug)4ft (1.2m) 5s
Best Surf 5AM (Wed 17th Aug)4.5ft (1.3m) 6s
Most Powerful 5AM (Wed 17th Aug)4.5ft (1.3m) 6s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wrightsville Beach over the next 12 days.

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Thu
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tue
23
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
000100000000000010000000000000000000
Swell
Height Map
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T bermuda.htsgw.metric.75.cc23
T bermuda.htsgw.metric.99.cc23
T bermuda.htsgw.metric.123.cc23
T bermuda.htsgw.metric.147.cc23
T bermuda.htsgw.metric.171.cc23
T bermuda.htsgw.metric.195.cc23
T bermuda.htsgw.metric.219.cc23
T bermuda.htsgw.metric.243.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
SSW
1.1
SW
0.7
SW
1
SW
0.5
S
0.8
NE
0.8
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.7
E
0.6
S
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
SE
Period(s) (?)555554566556654459998888888888888888
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)526729521520328340272515172110264615162018141313121213121111141521222033
Wind
(km/h)
25
SW
25
WSW
15
W
5
NE
15
NNE
25
NE
20
E
15
NE
15
NNE
10
E
5
NNW
10
WSW
20
SSW
20
SW
20
SSW
25
SW
10
NNW
15
NNE
5
N
5
SSW
10
S
15
SE
5
SE
5
NE
15
SSE
5
SSW
10
SSW
15
S
10
WSW
5
WNW
5
SSE
5
N
15
ENE
10
N
20
E
20
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
ononcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:40PM
1.68
7:59AM
1.35
8:31PM
1.66
8:53AM
1.39
9:23PM
1.60
9:47AM
1.41
10:15PM
1.51
10:42AM
1.41
11:06PM
1.41
11:35AM
1.40
11:56PM
1.30
12:25PM
1.37
12:44AM
1.20
1:15PM
1.33
1:31AM
1.11
2:06PM
1.29
2:21AM
1.03
3:02PM
1.26
3:18AM
0.98
4:02PM
1.25
4:20AM
0.98
5:01PM
1.28
5:18AM
1.02
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:11AM
-0.12
2:21PM
-0.17
3:00AM
-0.14
3:13PM
-0.16
3:45AM
-0.13
4:04PM
-0.11
4:28AM
-0.09
4:54PM
-0.02
5:12AM
-0.02
5:48PM
0.09
5:58AM
0.06
6:49PM
0.20
6:50AM
0.13
7:57PM
0.28
7:47AM
0.19
9:02PM
0.32
8:45AM
0.22
9:57PM
0.33
9:36AM
0.22
10:45PM
0.31
10:24AM
0.21
11:30PM
0.29
11:10AM
0.19

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Wrightsville Beach blow from the NW

Thu
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tue
23
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Rain (mm)
-282247---------153---1-1--2114-1-2632
Temp. °C332924242325282726292827292726282723272725262626282728292726282726252727
Low °C322423222121282220292423292524272120272524262524282627282424272625252727
Feels °C (?)323125252423262523262826282626272923282925262729302831312929302927282929
Sunrise--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37
Sunset8:01--8:00--8:00--7:59--7:58--7:57--7:55--7:54--7:52--7:52--7:51--7:50--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 61mm), heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 33°C on Thu afternoon, min 20°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sun afternoon, min 20°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 28°C on Fri afternoon, min 24°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sat afternoon, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Wrightsville Beach Surf forecast

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

Wrightsville Beach is 12 km (7 miles) from the city of Wilmington. If you plan a vacation in North Carolina, look for hotels and other accommodation in Wilmington. Wilmington has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.