Nags Head

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Like I said before, the spot used to be the spot to catch the swell. Unfortunately, hurricanes have shifted the sandbar and the break seems to be elusive. The last time I saw it decent (7'), was over four years ago. I'm not saying it hasn't been big there since, just saying that it's changed considerably.

On a sidenote, I visited the spot in October a couple week after Hurricane Isabel. The beach was a wreck, the PBA was off-limits, Kitty Hawk was in ruins, and the beach was covered in debris. A sad day.

Great spot to surf, many choices in this town, just drive around and pull over when you want. There are so many sandbars there.
I consider the Outer Banks my 'spot'. The atmosphere is exceptional, the locals are a hardcore bunch but mellow, and the surf exploration is endless. But don't go during the summer unless you’re heading south toward Pea Island for an incoming swell, there are just TOO many tourons (tourists/morons). Best time go is fall to winter, hurricane swells and no tourons.

Best place to grab breakfast if the morning session is flat, is Grits&Grill.

Additional Info:
Just park your car at the PBA and walk over the walkway. This spot used to break extremely well, but past hurricanes have shifted the sandbar... Only time will tell when this spot will be restored.


Easy, but parking can be rough, locals are pretty cool as long you respect them.
There is a Public Beach Access beachside.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun
FrequencyVery consistent (150+ days/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionWest
Swell directionSouth, SouthEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 12ft
TideAll tides
Tide movementRising and falling tides
WeekendUltra crowded

Rips / undertow, Localism, Sharks



Nearby spots

11.59 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)

12.58 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
Kitty Hawk Pier

17.71 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)