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Latitude: 35° 35.12' N
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Located between oregon inlet and lighthouse in the town of Rhodanthe on the outer banks.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
All tides will break here, but it depends on the sandbars and the size as well as direction of the swell. Certain direction swells will be better at high tide(NE) and some are better at low to mid(SE/S)
Location of the infamous surf ghetto an the down under resturaunt. Egg on that burger mate?
This wave gets heavy with size. The most powerful wave Ive surfed on the east coast next to reef road when its maxing.
By holmes , 23-05-2005
live there - Quite simply the most consistent and powerful spot on the eastern seaboard(which is still not saying much).But on its day can rival many other powerful beachbreaks.If you are forced to live on the east coast no other spot reaches as far into the Atlantic or can recieve any more swell than this spot.The offshore bars can be surfed by boat and can hold size(only a few have done this).The secret is no longer..too bad.
By bin there dun that , 27-05-2004
Listen to the wisdom - Just like any other break on the southern east coast of the U.S.this place breaks best during a good nor-easter in the winter or a strong low or hurricane in the summer.Free advice to any of you who think coming up here from Fla.will enhance the surf size when you get restless.
By anonymous , 23-05-2004
update - I was down in Rodanthe May 15-18 and it was flat and extremely calm, too calm. There was a slight offshore breeze, but other than some nasty chop on Saturday, there was nothing that could even be called a wave. BTW, the pier is standing and intact. laate!
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