Info

Continent
North America
Country
North Carolina (USA)
Next Big City
Norfolk
Next Town
Ocracoke
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
None

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat to small chop. The Pamlico Sound is a huge waist deep water area. Lots of small islands creating perfect flat water (slicks). Excellent for downwinders in a NE wind.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Few small access to the sound with sand and grass.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty, Normal
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorty, Normal
Winter:
Normal

Season from March to November. Year-round possible if you ride on the warmer SW winds with warm water currents. Wetsuits needed beginning and end of the year, just shorts from late spring to early fall. Warm gulf-stream ocean currents keep air and water temperatures warm nearly year-round.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, June, July, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NE
Main Direction:
NE, SW

In June and July 90% wind from SW. Starts at 3pm, strongest at 7pm and lasts until sunset. In August and September the wind is not consistent. In October and November 70% wind. In December to February windy almost daily. In March to May frontals and winds from SW, NW and NE. Main directions: NE and SW.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Take the ferry to Ocracoke Island. You will see several small sandy roads leading you to the sound side.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No nightlife, but fun at Howard's pub.