Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then showers likely.  Low around 68. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday NightWednesday Night<br>Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 71. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a west wind 22 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except high
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
01AM-23mph from the SW
04AM-23mph from the SW
07AM-17mph from the WSW
01PM-10mph from the SSW
04PM-10mph from the S
07PM-13mph from the S
01AM-25mph from the SSW
04AM-26mph from the SSW
07AM-23mph from the SSW
01PM-22mph from the SSW
04PM-23mph from the SW
07PM-25mph from the WSW
01AM-23mph from the W
04AM-22mph from the W
07AM-21mph from the W
01PM-18mph from the W
04PM-17mph from the W
07PM-15mph from the W
01AM-13mph from the W
04AM-12mph from the W
07AM-10mph from the WNW
01PM-7mph from the SW
04PM-7mph from the SSW
07PM-9mph from the SSW
01AM-11mph from the SW
04AM-11mph from the SW
07AM-10mph from the SW
01PM-13mph from the SW
04PM-14mph from the SW
07PM-14mph from the SW
01AM-15mph from the WSW
04AM-14mph from the WSW
07AM-12mph from the WSW
01PM-12mph from the SW
04PM-12mph from the SW
07PM-13mph from the SW
01AM-11mph from the WSW
04AM-10mph from the WSW
07AM-10mph from the SW
01PM-12mph from the SW
04PM-12mph from the SW
07PM-14mph from the SW

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