Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Windy, with a northwest wind 30 to 32 mph.
Wednesday NightWednesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 23 mph.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
12AM-31mph from the NW
03AM-29mph from the NW
06AM-29mph from the WNW
12PM-24mph from the WNW
03PM-21mph from the W
06PM-19mph from the W
12AM-22mph from the WSW
03AM-24mph from the WSW
06AM-23mph from the WSW
12PM-20mph from the W
03PM-18mph from the W
06PM-15mph from the NW
12AM-8mph from the N
03AM-6mph from the NE
06AM-6mph from the E
12PM-11mph from the SW
03PM-15mph from the WSW
06PM-19mph from the W
12AM-22mph from the WNW
03AM-22mph from the NW
06AM-20mph from the NW
12PM-16mph from the WNW
03PM-15mph from the W
06PM-14mph from the W
12AM-12mph from the W
03AM-11mph from the W
06AM-11mph from the W
12PM-16mph from the SW
03PM-17mph from the SW
06PM-18mph from the SW
12AM-20mph from the WSW
03AM-19mph from the WSW
06AM-18mph from the WSW
12PM-18mph from the WSW
03PM-18mph from the W
06PM-17mph from the W
12AM-16mph from the W
03AM-17mph from the W
06AM-19mph from the WSW
12PM-20mph from the W
03PM-21mph from the W

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