Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light east wind.
Sunday NightSunday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 8 mph.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Breezy, with a south wind 18 to 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quart
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
01AM-7mph from the ENE
04AM-6mph from the ENE
07AM-6mph from the ENE
01PM-7mph from the ENE
04PM-7mph from the E
07PM-8mph from the ESE
01AM-11mph from the SE
04AM-11mph from the SE
07AM-11mph from the SE
01PM-14mph from the SSE
04PM-17mph from the SSE
07PM-17mph from the SSE
01AM-22mph from the S
04AM-23mph from the S
07AM-23mph from the S
01PM-24mph from the S
04PM-25mph from the S
04PM-20mph from the SW
07PM-22mph from the SSW
01AM-16mph from the WSW
04AM-13mph from the W
07AM-12mph from the W
01PM-12mph from the W
01PM-17mph from the W
04PM-13mph from the W
07PM-14mph from the WNW
01AM-16mph from the WNW
04AM-16mph from the NW
07AM-14mph from the NW
01PM-13mph from the NW
04PM-12mph from the NW
07PM-10mph from the NNW
01AM-10mph from the NW
04AM-9mph from the NNW
07AM-8mph from the NNW
01PM-8mph from the N
04PM-8mph from the NNE
07PM-9mph from the ENE
01AM-11mph from the SE
04AM-10mph from the E
07AM-8mph from the NNE
01PM-11mph from the ESE
04PM-11mph from the SE
07PM-11mph from the SSE

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