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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
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6

ESE
0.8

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
1.5

S
1.3

SSW
0.8

SSE
1.1

SSE
1.8

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.0

S
1.3

S
0.6

ESE
0.9

S
0.5

ESE
0.6

SE
0.8

SE
0.7

SE
0.7

SE
0.6

ESE
0.7

ESE
0.6

SE
Period(s) (?)85576688766685989910999
Energy(?)45325856165102801382781237111043434440958494547365
Wind
(km/h)
15
30
20
20
20
20
15
20
25
20
15
15
15
20
25
10
20
20
15
5
20
20
Wind State(?)offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:35PM
4:13AM

5:03PM

7:01AM
7:51PM

6:37AM
7:05PM
8:41PM
7:29AM
7:54PM
9:30PM
9:40AM

8:37PM
2:38PM
3:03AM

3:10PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:34AM

10:32PM
10:25AM

11:44PM
1:55PM

12:51AM
12:29PM

3:43AM
1:22PM

9:46AM
4:30AM

4:26PM
12:07PM
3:00AM

10:05PM
7:54AM

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Summary
clearsome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- dermod. rainrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclear
Rain (mm)
----61-104976-75512-14-
High °C
29303230302828292728282825302728302827302927
Low °C
26292626272723292526282824292627302725292526
Chill °C (?)
29303230302828292728282825302728302827302927
Sunrise
5:58--5:58--5:58--6:13--6:01--6:18--6:01--6:03
Sunset
-8:24--8:24--8:20--8:20--8:22--8:20--8:17--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

ESE
0.4

SE
0.4

ESE
0.4

SE
0.3

SE
0.4

ESE
0.8

SSE

-
0.4

ESE
1.0

S
0.4

ESE
0.4

SE
0.6

ESE
0.3

SE
0.5

ESE
0.6

SE
0.8

SE
0.7

SE
0.7

SE
0.6

ESE
0.7

ESE
0.6

SE
Period (s)8888898-968889989910999
Swell2 (m) & direction
-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.4

ESE

-
0.2

ESE
0.1

S

-
0.1

N

-

-

-
0.4

NNE
0.4

NE
0.2

NNE
0.1

SE
Period (s)---------8-106-4---54416
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.8

S
1.0

S
0.8

S
1.5

S
1.3

SSW
0.4

SW
1.1

SSE
1.8

SSW
1.3

SSW
1.0

S
1.3

S
0.3

SW
0.9

S
0.7

SSW
0.6

S
0.7

SSW
0.9

SSW
0.4

SW
0.5

NE
0.6

SSW
0.5

SSW
Period (s)3557663876663545443444


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.

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