About Hunting Island

Hunting Island State Park is one long beachbreak exposed to swells from all directions. The north end of the island can get quite juicy on NE windswells. There's considerable continental shelf once you start getting this far south. And you start to see six-foot-plus tidal changes, as well, so this area is definitely best on incoming to high tide.

Source: Hunting 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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