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Latitude: 32° 45.464' N
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Head to Sullivans Island and look for a bar named Berts. Got to back and hit the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyRarely break (5day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
Waves here typically are very punchy. They break hard and fast, and you've got to be quick. Real peeky lines, and on good wind days(NE, N) they can be very hollow and fun. Low tide can punish you though, dumps right on the beach. This spot is dependant upon the NE wind. If the NE hasn't been howling for a day or two then this spot is flat. Beach is constantly changin but on average the area right before the rocks is best.
The rip here is evil. From the beach it appears as a normal looking break, but from the water it can be utter chaos. Great tubes, and very solid waves can be found here when it is on. Any other day and its flat. Locals are kind of fierce. Break holds somewhat of a mysterious look to it. Waves creap up from no where.
Berts is a great spot. Not one for beginners on big days, but its provides allot to learn from. Berts would be the best spot in Charleston if it wasn't for it being flat 70% of the time. On a scale of quality over quanity it is the BEST SPOT IN THE AREA.
By Kevin Miller , 11-08-2008
Berts - Is Berts breakin again??!! I heard it stopped around when i moved in 2005.
By Anonymous , 20-07-2008
Berts Bar GOING OFF - i recently started checking this spot when the wind is blowing from the NE. Early mornings are also good. Like everyone says its a fast break. Berts beats the washout all day long