Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
SaturdaySaturday<br>A slight chance of showers before 10am.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a north wind 22 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday<br>A slight chance of showers after 1pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Northeast wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday<br>Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 67. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday<br>A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
12AM-3mph from the NW
03AM-3mph from the NNW
06AM-1mph from the NW
12PM-3mph from the W
03PM-5mph from the W
06PM-6mph from the W
12AM-11mph from the NW
03AM-11mph from the NNW
06AM-20mph from the N
12PM-23mph from the NNE
03PM-22mph from the NNE
06PM-21mph from the NNE
12AM-17mph from the NE
03AM-17mph from the NE
06AM-16mph from the ENE
12PM-14mph from the E
03PM-14mph from the ESE
06PM-16mph from the SE
12AM-17mph from the SSE
03AM-17mph from the SSE
06AM-18mph from the SSE
12PM-21mph from the S
03PM-21mph from the S
06PM-20mph from the SSW
12AM-18mph from the SSW
03AM-20mph from the SW
06AM-22mph from the SW
12PM-21mph from the SW
03PM-20mph from the SW
06PM-17mph from the SW
12AM-17mph from the WSW
03AM-17mph from the W
06AM-16mph from the NW
12PM-17mph from the NW
03PM-17mph from the NNW
06PM-16mph from the NNW
12AM-16mph from the N
03AM-16mph from the N
06AM-17mph from the N
12PM-17mph from the NNE
03PM-16mph from the NNE
06PM-15mph from the NE

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