Wave Heights

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

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind around 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
SundaySunday<br>Showers and thunderstorms.  High near 85. West wind 8 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday<br>A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday<br>Sunny, with a high near 82.
01AM-20mph from the SW
04AM-21mph from the SW
07AM-25mph from the SW
01PM-21mph from the SW
04PM-21mph from the SW
07PM-20mph from the SW
01AM-19mph from the SW
04AM-18mph from the WSW
07AM-11mph from the WSW
01PM-8mph from the W
04PM-8mph from the SSW
07PM-6mph from the SSW
01AM-7mph from the WSW
04AM-7mph from the WNW
07AM-9mph from the N
01PM-9mph from the NE
04PM-7mph from the E
07PM-5mph from the SSE
01AM-5mph from the WSW
04AM-5mph from the WNW
07AM-6mph from the NNW
01PM-8mph from the NNE
04PM-8mph from the NNE
07PM-7mph from the NNE
01AM-8mph from the N
04AM-9mph from the N
07AM-9mph from the N
01PM-8mph from the NE
04PM-7mph from the NE
07PM-6mph from the E
01AM-6mph from the SE
04AM-5mph from the SE
07AM-5mph from the SE
01PM-8mph from the SSE
04PM-9mph from the SSE
07PM-10mph from the S
01AM-11mph from the SSW
04AM-11mph from the SSW
07AM-10mph from the SW
01PM-13mph from the SSW
04PM-14mph from the SSW
07PM-14mph from the SSW

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