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Go to the end of Johns Island and go onto Kiawah. Security gate can be hard to get past if you do not know anyone in the neighborhood.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
Is a mushy wave that is very similar to the isle of palms. Hardly anyone is ever out. I go there a few times a month when the waves are rideable. Is a very easy wave to ride but not much fun usually. Only reason to go is if you live close like me. Best bring a longboard.
Empty lineups. Just a few people walking the beach. Except for all of the sharky's swimming around here. Can barrel but is usually weak and mushy. Decent lines.
It is not a good wave but it is okay to surf if you can't go anywhere else. It is a really crappy break but when i can't get to folly it has to do. Never gets big and is usually very small and weak. Hurricane swell is the only time it is even decent.
By Lost Local , 25-04-2006
Kiawah - Ok so here is my knowledge of kiawah. I'm not giving directions, but its only accesible by boat cause the security for the insane golf course is tight. Anyway, with a good swell in the right direction(not giving that info for the educated that would give away the spot), it has this beautidul point break on a huge sandbar. All of the sand from Folly is building this huge sand bar with a nice left point break if it big enough and wind is right. I know you dont believe me, but for those who have the surfing knowledge, you can experience this spot, pick a good day with a solid swell no wind, and a big enough boat to break that swell and you are set. I know there are a few people out there that know the spot I'm talkin about. Shortboard or longboard, just get out there and surf.
By Brendan , 19-08-2004
Small Surf - I was there for a few days last week. I rented a nine foot foamie and had a pretty good time. Like most other people have said, it is not epic at all, but it seems like a good place to learn how to surf. High tide seemed to be the only time it worked - nice knee high glassy peelers coming through. I had fun
By mon , 02-07-2004
Go somewhere else - Been going to Kiawah since I was about 6-it's got nothin. The only shot you'd have of getting up on a surfboard would be down by Beachwalker with a hurricane coming in. Occasionally the surf can bet decent sized but the waves just don't form right.
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