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 Garden City Pier

USA, South East, South Carolina

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Latitude: 33° 41.473' N
Longitude: 78° 53.405' W

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South from Myrtle Beach on Hwy17 By-pass S. Turn on Atlantic @ Circle K. Down to pier. Parking on S side.

English (Translate this text in English): South from Myrtle Beach on Hwy17 By-pass S. Turn on Atlantic @ Circle K. Down to pier. Parking on S side.

English (Translate this text in English): South from Myrtle Beach on Hwy17 By-pass S. Turn on Atlantic @ Circle K. Down to pier. Parking on S side.

English (Translate this text in English): South from Myrtle Beach on Hwy17 By-pass S. Turn on Atlantic @ Circle K. Down to pier. Parking on S side.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualitySloppy

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerFast, Ordinary

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthEast, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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- Rips / undertow
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- Localism

 Additional Information

The N side is less localized and also less consistent. S side you must charge!

English (Translate this text in English): The N side is less localized and also less consistent. S side you must charge!

English (Translate this text in English): The N side is less localized and also less consistent. S side you must charge!

English (Translate this text in English): The N side is less localized and also less consistent. S side you must charge!

Atmosphere

Ahhh, Garden City, a popular yet sloppy break. A lot of very good locals here, plus your average old fat longboard crew. This place can get mad crazy on a good swell, so respect 'em and they'll respect you!
The Garden City Pier is pretty laid back. Just don't be a kook and Cut someone off. There are a lot of talented surfers here.

English (Translate this text in English): Ahhh, Garden City, a popular yet sloppy break. A lot of very good locals here, plus your average old fat longboard crew. This place can get mad crazy on a good swell, so respect 'em and they'll respect you!<br />The Garden City Pier is pretty laid back. Just don't be a kook and Cut someone off. There are a lot of talented surfers here.

English (Translate this text in English): Ahhh, Garden City, a popular yet sloppy break. A lot of very good locals here, plus your average old fat longboard crew. This place can get mad crazy on a good swell, so respect 'em and they'll respect you!&lt;br &#47;&gt;The Garden City Pier is pretty laid back. Just don't be a kook and Cut someone off. There are a lot of talented surfers here.

English (Translate this text in English): Ahhh, Garden City, a popular yet sloppy break. A lot of very good locals here, plus your average old fat longboard crew. This place can get mad crazy on a good swell, so respect 'em and they'll respect you!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The Garden City Pier is pretty laid back. Just don't be a kook and Cut someone off. There are a lot of talented surfers here.

General

It's an OK spot, in fact it's the best on the Grand Strand, but it lacks the ability to get swell as easy as close breaks like Folly and Pawleys Is.
It's a fun wave when there is swell. It's best to drive up to Carolina Beach or down to Folly. But if your stuck here. You will have fun surfing it.

English (Translate this text in English): It's an OK spot, in fact it's the best on the Grand Strand, but it lacks the ability to get swell as easy as close breaks like Folly and Pawleys Is.<br />It's a fun wave when there is swell. It's best to drive up to Carolina Beach or down to Folly. But if your stuck here. You will have fun surfing it.

English (Translate this text in English): It's an OK spot, in fact it's the best on the Grand Strand, but it lacks the ability to get swell as easy as close breaks like Folly and Pawleys Is.&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a fun wave when there is swell. It's best to drive up to Carolina Beach or down to Folly. But if your stuck here. You will have fun surfing it.

English (Translate this text in English): It's an OK spot, in fact it's the best on the Grand Strand, but it lacks the ability to get swell as easy as close breaks like Folly and Pawleys Is.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a fun wave when there is swell. It's best to drive up to Carolina Beach or down to Folly. But if your stuck here. You will have fun surfing it.

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Garden City Pier
Por drew0880
27 dic 2007
- Just another small day in Garden City, but still a fun day. The reason for the added session is because i got a new board today. Its an Al Merrick, Sashimi, 6'2. I wanted something faster than my 6'6. This definately is!   &n
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Garden City Pier
Por drew0880
3 jun 2007
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By Patrick P. , 06-09-2007

What a kook... - "Anonymous" must be a hardcore local surfer(insert extreme sarcasm here. You are are just one of many summertime surfer kooks that pollute our breaks from June till the end of August. You need to go somewhere with that local crap.

By His loving wife. , 26-03-2007

Alive and Well - Eric Eason is alive and well living in GC and Columbia. Shop at Village - the best around!

By Anonymous , 19-02-2007

Home Break - I've been surfing this wave every day for the past 3 years. There are actually 4 seperate breaks in the way the sand bar works. Right next to the pier is the best, BUT you have massive ammounts of bull sharks, fisherman, and COPS, if the beach is not crowed, and you are near the pier, you can and will get a ticket. GC cops have nothing to do but sit at the pier hotel and write tickets. There is Rainbows, which is about 50 yards north of the pier, look on the beach and see a row of condos that are painted like Raibow Road in Charleston. Most times is 2-3 feet, but a good swell can send it to the 6-8 foot range. Little farther north gives you Pine Ave, my home break. If you come here in the summer, you will find me and my 4 friends EVERY DAY surfing this spot, look for a Clemson tiger paw on my board, and that's me. The beach does get crowded, especially because there is a Christian Camp that brings over 100 kids to the beach every week. Lots of spongers and what not.Be warned, this is a local spot, just like 13 Ave South, we can be assholes, we are assholes. Dont drop in, dont talk shit. Oh yeah, the Village is a great place to get advice. They are all super friendly if you come in humble and curious. Kelly Richard's shapes some of the best boards in the world. My friend use to swear by Al Merrick, but once he hopped on a 5'11" Perfection (the name of the Richard Board) he feel in love. If you can, pick up a board, they arnt that expensive and well worth the money.Have a good vaction. Miyabi Japanese Resturant in murrells inlet is where its at!

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