Continent
North America
Country
North Carolina (USA)
Next Big City
Norfolk
Next Town
Frisco, Hatteras
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

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

Flat to small chop. The Pamlico Sound is a huge waist deep water area. On the ocean side nice waves up to 6m high, depending on wind direction and swell.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Power lines
Beach Users:
No information

Good launch. Beware of power lines on the soundside when launching and landing. Big sandy beach on the ocean side.

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. The soundside works in: W, NW, N, NE, E. The ocean-side works in W, SW, SE, E.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short 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 pass Frisco. Located between Frisco and Hatteras. This dirt turnout is right off the highway, soundside. Also park here if you want to access the oceanside.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

Stay out of the bird closure area. The areas are well marked with signs and further rules. Beware of power lines. Good launch or landing from Frisco/Hatteras downwinders.

Nightlife

No nightlife.