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Just look for the HHI signs. Once on the island
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
PowerFast, Ordinary, Fun, Powerless
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, SouthEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
this can get good
u go to the beach and find the folly opening, paddle out, and there is a sand bar
90 degrees to the beach, surf it but watch for currents and dont get pulled to the rocks
or into the folly, many people die here, or u can surf the beach break at any public
beach. I would bring your fish or longboard. many surfers when a swell is running
but hardly any kooks! When u park ur car at burkes beach, get there early and park on
the outside so u dont get blocked in by other cars, also lock ur car cuz there are
mexicans that will break in. The best time to come is in the spring or hurricane season
In the spring there are plenty of NE swells with side-offshore winds and they are good
If a hurricane swell is coming, the setup should be a swell hitting the coast around
low tide, it will be a very hollow shorebreak for 3 hours, at mid tide it gets
semi hollow and you get barreled on the takeoff but only a very short one.
As the swell hits the beach you want a front to come at the same time so the winds
are offshore. The only hazards are the strong currents and the rocks by the folly.
Also watch out for rays in the spring.
Great restaurants and other things to do. The list
goes on forever. The surfers hang at sunnydaze surf
shop located by the FedEx place on Methews Drive
or at the Supreme Fuel Station by wild wings cafe.
Usually sucks but if you get the sweel, tide, and wind right,
it goes off!!! Especially if the tides are running fast and
you catch the folly bar just right, its awesome.
By Anonymous , 03-01-2010
Locals - Locals arent that bad here all u guys need to chill and just respect them. if u respect them they will respect u.
By peej jepherson , 24-04-2008
teh suckz0rz - why does 90% of our old man lineup suck dick and persist to cut off the groms who actually can surf?
By Anonymous , 08-06-2007
Dont mess with em and they wont mess with u - I am not a local, but I visit HHI regularly. I have never had any problems with locals and they have never had any problems with me. It's just a matter of being smart and not trying to cause trouble or be selfish. Anyways, the waves at HH can get very frustrating. If you get lucky you might run into some decent waves around 8ft. You must watch out for currents because they will sneak up on you. Also I was at Hilton head on June 6 2005 and I got some awesome hurricane swells, but other than that if you are expecting big waves at hilton head, unless you get lucky, you will end up dissapointed.
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