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

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Currents, Ships
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat to small chop. The Pamlico Sound is a huge waist deep water area. Beware of tidal current flow and ferries.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Empty beach, lots of space.

Wind

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

Works in: W, NW, N, NE. 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

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 Hatteras. 4-wheel drive dirt road past the ferry dock in Hatteras village and past Fort Clark.

Extra information

Rules
Other

Watch the current and do not go out alone. Stay in clear distance to the ferries.

Nightlife

No nightlife.