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

Large sandy beach with lots of space.

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. Works in: SSW, S, SE, NE, 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 at the south end of Salvo find the ramp 23. 4-wheel drive needed to get on the beach. Long walk for 2-wheel drive.

Extra information

Rules
None

Watch out for fishermen and surfers. Keep distance from them.

Nightlife

No nightlife.