S-Turns

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Wave height* 1ft
Wave period 8secs
Swell direction 23.5 °
Wind direction 99.5 °
Wind speed 21mph
Sea temp 9.9°

*all wave heights are peak to trough

Today, December 16, 2018
17:00-18:00

Cloudy

Cloudy
10 °C

Tomorrow, December 17, 2018
12:00-18:00

Clear sky

Clear sky
11 °C

Sun 16/12 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
13:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
19:00 1ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 12:01am (4.35m)
Low 06:12am (2.45m)
High 12:27pm (4.54m)
Low 06:53pm (2.23m)
Daylight
First light06:36
Sunrise07:05
Sunset16:50
Dark17:18
swell chart

Mon 17/12 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 1ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
13:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 01:18am (4.48m)
Low 07:24am (2.30m)
High 01:43pm (4.67m)
Low 08:01pm (2.01m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:05
Sunset16:51
Dark17:19
swell chart

Tue 18/12 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 24mph
13:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
19:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 02:26am (4.73m)
Low 08:32am (2.02m)
High 02:48pm (4.89m)
Low 09:04pm (1.71m)
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:06
Sunset16:51
Dark17:19
swell chart

Wed 19/12 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 4mph
13:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 4mph
19:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
High 03:23am (5.02m)
Low 09:34am (1.68m)
High 03:45pm (5.13m)
Low 10:01pm (1.41m)
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:06
Sunset16:51
Dark17:20
swell chart

Thu 20/12 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 26mph
19:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 33mph
Tide times
High 04:15am (5.29m)
Low 10:29am (1.35m)
High 04:38pm (5.34m)
Low 10:53pm (1.15m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:07
Sunset16:52
Dark17:20
swell chart

Fri 21/12 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 19mph
13:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 21mph
19:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
High 05:05am (5.53m)
Low 11:20am (1.06m)
High 05:28pm (5.50m)
Low 11:43pm (0.95m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:07
Sunset16:52
Dark17:21
swell chart

Sat 22/12 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
Tide times
High 05:53am (5.71m)
Low 12:10pm (0.85m)
High 06:18pm (5.60m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:08
Sunset16:53
Dark17:21
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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