Wrightsville Beach, NC Surf Forecast (2024)

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  • 71° WNW 5 6mph Today's Forecast
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  • LOW5:50 AM HIGH12:05 PM Tide Data
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SURF

SWELL

TUE 06-11

WED 06-12

THU 06-13

FRI 06-14

SAT 06-15

SUN 06-16

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  • FAIR
  • CHOPPY
  • SWELL 1
  • SWELL 2
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  • SWELL 5
  • SWELL 6

Forecast Updated: Jun 10 7:00 pm

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  • THURSDAY

    AM:

    1-3 ft

    CHOPPY

    PM:

    2-4 ft

    CHOPPY

    SURF

    Knee to thigh high ENE short period wind swell for the morning with occasional waist sets. This builds to waist to chest high for the afternoon.

    CONDITIONS

    Choppy/sideshore current with NNE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting NE for the afternoon.

    TIDES / SUN

    AM

    LOW 6:36 am @ 0.3 ft

    HIGH 12:28 am @ 3.6 ft

    SUNRISE 5:58 am

    PM

    LOW 6:42 pm @ 0.4 ft

    HIGH 12:55 pm @ 3.1 ft

    SUNSET 8:23 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    6 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    ENE 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    9 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    ENE 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    12 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.8 ft @ 6 sec

    3 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.9 ft @ 6 sec

    6 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 1.4 ft @ 8 sec

  • FRIDAY

    AM:

    1-3 ft

    FAIR

    PM:

    2+ ft

    CHOPPY

    SURF

    Knee to thigh high E short period wind swell with occasional waist high sets.

    CONDITIONS

    Light sideshore texture in the morning with NNE winds 10-15mph. This becomes Sideshore texture/chop for the afternoon.

    TIDES / SUN

    AM

    LOW 7:31 am @ 0.4 ft

    HIGH 1:13 am @ 3.5 ft

    SUNRISE 5:58 am

    PM

    LOW 7:50 pm @ 0.6 ft

    HIGH 1:42 pm @ 3.1 ft

    SUNSET 8:24 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    6 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 1.7 ft @ 9 sec

    9 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 1.8 ft @ 9 sec

    3 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 1.9 ft @ 9 sec

    6 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 1.9 ft @ 9 sec

  • SATURDAY

    AM:

    1-2 ft

    FAIR

    PM:

    2-3+ ft

    FAIR

    SURF

    Knee high ESE short period wind swell in the morning builds in the afternoon with occasional sets up to stomach high.

    CONDITIONS

    Light sideshore texture with N winds 10-15mph in the morning shifting NNE for the afternoon.

    TIDES / SUN

    AM

    LOW 8:26 am @ 0.4 ft

    HIGH 1:57 am @ 3.3 ft

    SUNRISE 5:58 am

    PM

    LOW 8:58 pm @ 0.5 ft

    HIGH 2:29 pm @ 3.2 ft

    SUNSET 8:24 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    6 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.1 ft @ 9 sec

    9 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.1 ft @ 9 sec

    12 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.4 ft @ 9 sec

    3 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.4 ft @ 9 sec

    6 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.5 ft @ 9 sec

  • SUNDAY

    AM:

    6-9 ft

    CHOPPY

    PM:

    10-12+ ft

    CHOPPY

    SURF

    Well overhead high SE medium period swell in the morning builds to double overhead+ high for the afternoon.

    CONDITIONS

    Bumpy/choppy with ESE winds 15-20mph in the morning shifting SE 40-45mph in the afternoon.

    TIDES / SUN

    AM

    LOW 9:15 am @ 0.3 ft

    HIGH 2:43 am @ 3.1 ft

    SUNRISE 5:58 am

    PM

    LOW 9:53 pm @ 0.5 ft

    HIGH 3:19 pm @ 3.4 ft

    SUNSET 8:24 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    6 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.5 ft @ 10 sec

    ENE 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    9 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.5 ft @ 10 sec

    ENE 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    12 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.6 ft @ 10 sec

    ENE 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    3 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.6 ft @ 10 sec

    ENE 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    6 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.6 ft @ 10 sec

    ENE 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

  • MONDAY

    AM:

    5-8 ft

    CHOPPY

    PM:

    4-7 ft

    CHOPPY

    SURF

    Head high SSE medium period swell with occasional 1-3' overhead high sets.

    CONDITIONS

    Sideshore/choppy with SW winds 20-25mph in the morning shifting WSW 15-20mph in the afternoon.

    TIDES / SUN

    AM

    LOW 9:56 am @ 0.2 ft

    HIGH 3:35 am @ 2.9 ft

    SUNRISE 5:59 am

    PM

    LOW 10:40 pm @ 0.3 ft

    HIGH 4:13 pm @ 3.5 ft

    SUNSET 8:25 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    6 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.4 ft @ 10 sec

    9 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.4 ft @ 10 sec

    12 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.4 ft @ 10 sec

    3 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.3 ft @ 10 sec

    6 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.3 ft @ 10 sec

  • TUESDAY

    AM:

    2-4 ft

    CLEAN

    PM:

    2-4 ft

    CLEAN

    SURF

    Waist to chest high ESE medium period swell.

    CONDITIONS

    Clean in the morning with NW winds 20-25mph. Fairly clean conditions for the afternoon with the winds shifting NNW 15-20mph.

    TIDES / SUN

    AM

    LOW 10:34 am @ 0.2 ft

    HIGH 4:32 am @ 2.9 ft

    SUNRISE 5:59 am

    PM

    LOW 11:23 pm @ 0.2 ft

    HIGH 5:07 pm @ 3.7 ft

    SUNSET 8:25 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    6 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.3 ft @ 9 sec

    9 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.3 ft @ 9 sec

    12 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.3 ft @ 9 sec

    3 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 3.7 ft @ 6 sec

    E 2.3 ft @ 9 sec

    6 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.6 ft @ 9 sec

    E 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

  • WEDNESDAY

    AM:

    2-3+ ft

    CLEAN

    PM:

    2-3 ft

    CLEAN

    SURF

    Knee to waist high ESE medium period swell with occasional stomach high sets.

    CONDITIONS

    Clean with NW winds 15-20mph in the morning increasing to 20-25mph in the afternoon.

    TIDES / SUN

    AM

    LOW N/A

    HIGH N/A

    SUNRISE N/A

    PM

    LOW N/A

    HIGH N/A

    SUNSET N/A

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    6 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.6 ft @ 9 sec

    E 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    9 am

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.6 ft @ 10 sec

    E 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

    12 pm

    WIND

    SWELL

    WEATHER

    0 ph mph

    E 2.6 ft @ 10 sec

    E 3.5 ft @ 6 sec

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FAQs

How big are the waves at Wrightsville Beach today? ›

Forecast Details
SURFSWELL
6am2 ft fair2.6ft 6s ESE
12pm2 ft choppy2.8ft 6s ESE
6pm2+ ft choppy2.8ft 7s ESE

When to surf Wrightsville Beach? ›

Summer is the busiest time for the Wrightsville Beach surfing scene, but fall is arguably the best. With offshore storms, higher winds, and better overall conditions, more advanced surfers will want to plan a trip to Wrightsville Beach in the fall to ensure a challenge.

What is the water temperature in Wrightsville Beach right now? ›

Today's Wrightsville Beach sea temperature is 76 °F.

Is the surf good in Wilmington NC? ›

Because Wrightsville is the home beach of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, it is one of the East Coast's more lively and diverse surf towns (in the warmer months).

What beach in North Carolina has the biggest waves? ›

Cape Hatteras is synonymous with big swells and the place on the East Coast to test your mettle and finesse on the water.

Does Wrightsville Beach get crowded? ›

It's normally less crowded. Because Wrightsville Beach is smaller and closer to central Wilmington, it's packed. At Carolina Beach, you can enjoy a simpler, more secluded beach environment, especially during the off-season. It offers more kid-friendly activities.

Where is the best place to surf in Wrightsville Beach NC? ›

Crystal Pier is the one that's located south of Wrightsville Beach (the other pier is Johnny Mercer's pier to the north). This spot is a sand bottom beach break that works best at an incoming tide. People surf on both the south side of the pier and the north side.

What tide level is best for surfing? ›

Regardless of which end of the tide cycle you're surfing, the currents during incoming tides are generally better than outgoing tides for beginners. Surfing an hour before maximum high tide is usually ideal if you want waves with great height and speed.

Is it better to surf when the tide is going in or out? ›

Not necessarily — it depends on where you plan to surf. High tides are great if you're headed towards a reef break. The only exception is if it's near a bluff, in which case the waves rarely break before hitting land. Conversely, medium to low tides are better if you're surfing near a beach break.

What color is the water in Wrightsville Beach? ›

Wrightsville Beach is an island known for its crystal blue waters, expansive shore and alluring Intracoastal Waterway that transports you to a world of watersports adventures, as well as swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing and fishing.

Can you swim in 60 degree water? ›

Per the National Center for Cold Water Safety, you should generally avoid swimming in water below 77 degrees Fahrenheit because anything colder than that can start to affect your ability to breathe.

What fish are biting in Wrightsville Beach? ›

Inshore, Redfish and Black Drum, along with Speckled Trout, bite well in Banks Channel and Bradley Creek. Plus, you can begin your offshore adventure towards the end of spring and head out for Tuna and Mahi Mahi.

How big are the waves at Wrightsville Beach? ›

Head high SSE medium period swell with occasional 1-3' overhead high sets. Sideshore/choppy with SW winds 20-25mph in the morning shifting WSW 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Is surf fishing allowed at Wrightsville Beach? ›

Surf fishing is allowed throughout Wrightsville Beach, except from area bridges, (which includes the Banks Channel Bridge.)

What is the best season to surf in NC? ›

Although hurricanes usually provide the best days, NE swells travel full speed to shore and offer the best consistency producing 2-12ft (0.5-4m) waves from September to May. Winters are very consistent but once the water temp gets below 53°F (12°c), messy beach break conditions become tough.

What are the tides at Wrightsville Beach today? ›

Tides Today & Tomorrow in Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • Next high tide : 4:15 PM.
  • Next low tide : 10:01 AM.
  • Sunset today : 8:19 PM.
  • Sunrise tomorrow : 5:58 AM.
  • Moon phase : Waning Crescent.
  • Tide Station Location : Station #8658145.

Are waves bigger when tide is going out? ›

Tide and Surfing

If the tide is too high and rising, each successive wave will push higher, while if the tide is high and falling, the energy in the waves will decrease with each wave. As the tide approaches low tide, the waves will be less powerful and flat.

How big are the waves at North Shore? ›

The massive waves can sometimes swell up to thirty feet or more—dangerous even for experienced surfers—so always heed warning signs. From May to September, the waves subside, creating a more tranquil atmosphere for surfing and swimming.

How high are the waves in North Carolina? ›

Forecast Details
SURFSWELL
6am3+ ft choppy3.9ft 8s SE
12pm2-3+ ft fair3.5ft 7s SE
6pm2-3 ft choppy3.1ft 7s SE

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