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North Carolina Surf

Detailed North Carolina surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in North Carolina. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in North Carolina. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in North Carolina over the next 7 days. Surf photos from North Carolina and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

North Carolina Surf Forecast

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North Carolina Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the North Carolina Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the North Carolina coastline are also listed below.

North Carolina Photos

North Carolina Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in North Carolina
Camp pendletonAvalon pierCamp pendletonAtlantic beachAvalon pierK o aAvalon pierAvalon pierCorolla lighthouseAvalon pierApache pierApache pierK o aK o aK o aApache pierApache pierApache pier
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8

E
1.1

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.9

SSW
0.9

ENE
1.0

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.6

ENE
0.5

E
0.5

ENE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.5

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.3

ESE
Period(s) (?)710117121111101010107101091095
Energy(?)672272027923326313083525642555149435
Wind
(km/h)
0 W0
15 NW15
10 WNW10
25 NNW25
20 WNW20
5 SW5
20 NNW20
10 NNW10
10 SSE10
5 SSW5
10 NNW10
10 W10
5 NW5
10 NNW10
5 NE5
10 SE10
10 ESE10
10 ESE10
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:32PM
12:01PM

10:52PM
10:58AM

11:16PM
11:24AM
9:49PM

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11:59PM
12:25PM

1:05AM
1:41PM

1:42AM

2:27PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:39AM
6:22PM

5:06AM
4:47PM

5:41AM
5:50PM

6:34AM
7:05PM

7:39AM
7:08PM
4:26AM

11:19AM

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partially cloudy
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light rain
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partially cloudy
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Summary
heavy raincloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudylight rainclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearcloudycloudy
Rain (mm)
11--------5--------
High °C
151515191014131013131520131414181819
Low °C
1415139812101012111219121313171718
Chill °C (?)
1514141971412712111420131414181819
Sunrise
-6:28--6:26--6:26--6:39--6:22--6:37-
Sunset
--7:37--7:36--7:38--7:47--7:37--7:50
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.8

E
1.1

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.9

SSW
0.9

ENE
1.0

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.6

ENE
0.5

E
0.5

ENE
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.5

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.5

ENE
0.1

S
0.2

ESE
0.1

SE
Period (s)71011712111110101010710109559
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

SE
0.5

S
0.3

SSE
0.5

E
0.7

N
0.6

N
0.2

S
0.1

S
0.4

NNE
0.2

N
0.1

S
0.1

E
0.5

NNE
0.3

NE
0.3

SSE
0.1

SE
0.1

S
0.1

S
Period (s)66611566656464471055
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.8

SSE
0.3

NW
0.3

NNW
0.7

NNW
0.9

N
0.3

W
0.3

NNW
0.6

N

-
0.2

S
0.2

NNW
0.1

W

-
0.1

SW
0.2

NNE
0.3

ESE
0.1

E
0.3

ESE
Period (s)42345244-423-23425


North Carolina Surf Breaks

Beach break, usually best in September, October, and November. Long flat beaches, great sunrises and sunsets.

This 3 block wide area known as sunskipper is very popular. Lately it has been not as great as usual. However there is almost a guarantee that you will pull into a barrel if not also make it out. At lower tides it will sometimes get kind of heavy and blasttastic. At a higher tide it can get kind of difficult to get in due to the rocks that are used to prevent erosion. Other than that it is a long flat beach facing ESE. Like most of the east coast it gets best during the fall because of hurricanes. Since the sandbar is so shallow so quick it is usually a foot or more bigger than most places in carolina beach and especially wrightsville beach. A couple blocks down is the north end pier with a jetty that is also a very fun place to surf but this is more a a longboard wave.