S-Turns

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Wave height* 1ft
Wave period 6secs
Swell direction 357.6 °
Wind direction 60.4 °
Wind speed 17mph
Sea temp 9.9°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, August 18, 2018
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Tomorrow, August 19, 2018
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Sat 18/08 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 1ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
11:00 1ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
17:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 05:22am (1.56m)
High 11:17am (4.74m)
Low 05:39pm (1.79m)
High 11:36pm (4.71m)
Daylight
First light05:57
Sunrise06:23
Sunset19:47
Dark20:13
swell chart

Sun 19/08 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
11:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
17:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 06:05am (1.93m)
High 12:04pm (4.51m)
Low 06:29pm (2.12m)
Daylight
First light05:58
Sunrise06:24
Sunset19:45
Dark20:12
swell chart

Mon 20/08 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
11:00 1ft 6s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 12:34am (4.45m)
Low 07:01am (2.21m)
High 01:18pm (4.38m)
Low 07:38pm (2.32m)
Daylight
First light05:58
Sunrise06:25
Sunset19:44
Dark20:11
swell chart

Tue 21/08 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 1ft 6s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
High 02:02am (4.34m)
Low 08:20am (2.31m)
High 02:48pm (4.44m)
Low 09:10pm (2.27m)
Daylight
First light05:59
Sunrise06:26
Sunset19:43
Dark20:09
swell chart

Wed 22/08 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 3ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
20:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 03:24am (4.44m)
Low 09:45am (2.16m)
High 03:56pm (4.65m)
Low 10:24pm (2.00m)
Daylight
First light06:00
Sunrise06:27
Sunset19:42
Dark20:08
swell chart

Thu 23/08 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 7mph
20:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
High 04:24am (4.64m)
Low 10:47am (1.88m)
High 04:49pm (4.90m)
Low 11:15pm (1.69m)
Daylight
First light06:01
Sunrise06:27
Sunset19:40
Dark20:07
swell chart

Fri 24/08 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 05:13am (4.85m)
Low 11:33am (1.61m)
High 05:33pm (5.11m)
Low 11:58pm (1.44m)
Daylight
First light06:02
Sunrise06:28
Sunset19:39
Dark20:05
swell chart

About S-Turns

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When its on S Turns is on its often compared to the classic French beaches. Top to bottom, sand dredging pits breaking practically on the beach are the go.
Yep, it gets that good, but it is also the most crowded spot on the Outer Banks

S-Turns gets it's name, not from the carving action you might make in attempt to gain speed as you won't be needing to! but from the shape of the road leading to it.

The break favours south swells which often arrive in the middle of summer. The north swells generally have more power but are generally more unruly.

Whilst the crowding can be extreme on a good summer swell everyone tends to just get on with it and localism isn't a big deal.
The option is head 5 minutes in the car north or south and you will find decent enough uncrowded waves

Wave info

Set up: Lefts and rights
Size range: 2 to 10
Nearest town:
Best tide: All tides
Length of ride: Short

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