Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Carolinas surf and weather forecast based on Hatteras

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Sunny, with a high near 72. South wind around 7 mph.
SaturdaySaturday<br>A chance of rain and thunderstorms before 11am, then a chance of rain between 11am and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southwest wind around 17 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between
Sunday<br>Sunny, with a high near 61. Windy, with a northwest wind 22 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.
Monday<br>Sunny, with a high near 63.
Tuesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Wednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 68.
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy.
12AM-12mph from the NNE
03AM-10mph from the NNE
06AM-9mph from the NE
12PM-5mph from the E
03PM-7mph from the S
06PM-10mph from the SSW
12AM-18mph from the SSW
12AM-11mph from the S
03AM-19mph from the SW
06AM-20mph from the SW
12PM-18mph from the WSW
03PM-17mph from the W
06PM-18mph from the W
12AM-24mph from the NW
03AM-27mph from the NW
06AM-29mph from the NW
12PM-24mph from the NNW
03PM-21mph from the NNW
06PM-20mph from the NNW
12AM-16mph from the N
03AM-14mph from the N
06AM-12mph from the N
12PM-7mph from the N
03PM-5mph from the NNW
06PM-4mph from the WSW
12AM-6mph from the WSW
03AM-7mph from the WSW
06AM-7mph from the W
12PM-10mph from the W
03PM-11mph from the W
06PM-10mph from the W
12AM-12mph from the NW
03AM-13mph from the NNW
06AM-14mph from the N
12PM-15mph from the N
03PM-16mph from the N
06PM-15mph from the NNE
12AM-14mph from the NNE
03AM-14mph from the NNE
06AM-14mph from the NNE
12PM-17mph from the N
03PM-20mph from the NNE
06PM-20mph from the NNE

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Carolinas Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate

Central East Coast Surf Regions