Hatteras / Ferry Docks (Access 55)

Info

Continent
North America
Country
North Carolina (USA)
Next Big City
Washington DC, Norfolk
Next Town
Hatteras
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Nice waves up to 6m high, depending on wind direction and swell.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Cars
Beach Users:
None

Big sandy beach with lots of space.

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, SW
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. Works in: W, SW, SE, E.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

Easiest is a rental car. Follow the signs to the Outer Banks from Norfolk (route 168S and then 158S). Then take route 12 south all the way down and get to Hatteras. Get to the ferry docks and access the beach on the ocean-side with 4-wheel drive. Normal cars can park close by.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Watch out for car traffic on the beach. Do not lay the lines across tire tracks. Great launch for SW downwinders.

Nightlife

No nightlife.