About Fripp Island

Just south of Hunting Island, Fripp breaks pretty much the same -- beachbreak surf on a variety of swells. Perhaps the best spot here is in front of the main clubhouse.

Source: Fripp Island Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Not much.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

None.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Scattered peaks, ideal for all types surfers most days.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Hard NE and SW winds can produce strong currents, but generally pretty mellow.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty clean, although typically cloudy.

Additional Information

Hazards

Miscellaneous sea creatures.

Access

Hunting and Fripp are accessed from Beaufort via a beautiful drive on Highway 21. Surf anywhere.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, sup

Seabed

Sand.

Best Season

Late summer, early fall, early spring.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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