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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 35° 13.705' N
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Go to Cape Hatteras and take the road to the Cape Hatteras Light House and make a left at the end of the street and you are there.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
Good swell directionNorth, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
It's a fast hollow spot, it gets pretty steep sometimes, on the weekdays if its good it's pretty crowded otherwise it's not to bad. On the weekend it's crowded too if it's good.
Good atmosphere and all the local good guys surf next to the sea wall.
I think it's an awesome spot and they have pro contests here so you know it's a good spot.
By Devon , 03-01-2008
Position - I think the map's marker is wrong on the positioning of the real lighthouse break, it's a little more north, where the island takes a slight cut inwards. That's where the lighthouse used to be, right next to the ocean, and although they've moved it, the jetties are still there helping maintain a surf. This is definitely one of my favorite spots, and I've been coming to Hatteras since I was five months old.
By iSAsurf , 19-02-2007
East Coast Quality - I used to frequent this beach quite regularly. It is a solid right that is rideable large and small. If you are in the area, don’t miss it. This place may be more localized than most, but after seeing Fort Point, Steamer Lane, and Windn’Sea, you will realize these locals are a bunch of softies.
By Ben j...Combs La Ville , 16-03-2006
Memories from 2001 - I once again went over www.wannasurf.com and couldn't help taking a peek at Hatteras, photos and comments. I haven't been around for years now and I definetely miss it... The incredibly muggy weather conditions of September, the water temps in the summer, the bar downtown with the pool table(s), dickheads locals that thought it was funny when 2 russian tourists were killed by bull sharks (2001 if I remember well), anyway...I love everything about this spot... I'm French and I don't remember having seen any of my type around back then...I wonder if now...forget it...it's too exclusive a spot for French tourists, not close enough from Martinique or you name it.Well, I wish I were there right now, to flight from the gray and wet coldness that we've been having for months now.
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