Wave Heights

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

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind around 11 mph.
ThursdayThursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph.
Friday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. South wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
01AM-8mph from the SW
04AM-4mph from the WNW
07AM-7mph from the N
01PM-10mph from the NNE
04PM-10mph from the NE
07PM-10mph from the NE
01AM-6mph from the NNE
04AM-6mph from the NNE
07AM-7mph from the NNE
01PM-6mph from the E
04PM-6mph from the ESE
07PM-8mph from the SE
01AM-7mph from the S
04AM-8mph from the S
07AM-8mph from the S
01PM-11mph from the SSW
04PM-13mph from the SSW
07PM-14mph from the SSW
01AM-14mph from the SW
04AM-14mph from the SW
07AM-13mph from the SW
01PM-14mph from the SW
04PM-14mph from the SW
07PM-14mph from the SW
01AM-13mph from the SW
04AM-12mph from the WSW
07AM-11mph from the WSW
01PM-9mph from the SW
04PM-9mph from the SW
07PM-10mph from the SW
01AM-8mph from the WSW
04AM-8mph from the W
07AM-7mph from the WNW
01PM-6mph from the SSE
04PM-6mph from the SE
07PM-5mph from the SSE
01AM-7mph from the SSE
04AM-7mph from the SE
07AM-6mph from the E
01PM-7mph from the SE
04PM-8mph from the SSE
07PM-9mph from the S

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