Are you looking for the best places to surf in North Carolina?

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Although North Carolina is not the first place that comes to your mind when you think about surfing, nevertheless it is a fine a place to catch some really great waves. The waves are not as intense as the ones you would find on the California coast but the water is warmer and surfing season lasts longer. So if you are planning on visiting North Carolina anytime soon then allow us to present some of the best places to surf in North Carolina.

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Wrightsville Beach

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Warm Atlantic waters coupled with moderate temperatures all year-round, makes Wrightsville Beach a perfect place for both starters and seasoned veterans. You can find plenty of surf shops in North Carolina coastal area, which are all stocked with essential equipment and lots of schools and trainers readily available to help you leanr. There are several popular surfing spots in the area making Wrightsville a great choice for your next surf trip.

Masonboro Island

Heading south of Wrightsville, you will find a long thin strip of Masonboro Island. Masonboro is the total opposite of the Wrightsville. It is completely undeveloped and unpopulated, making it a great get away spot from the busy city life to catch some waves. But getting to Masonboro is a challenge in itself as there is no bridge across the inlet. You either have to paddle your way to Masonboro or take a boat.

If you are planning to paddle to it, then we must tell you that the southernmost edge of Wrightsville Beach is the best place to paddle from. Depending on the conditions, it should not take you more than twenty minutes to reach it. You may be thinking, what is the need for all of this? But believe us when we tell you that you will get some of the best surfing in North Carolina. The prime surfing spot in Masonboro is the north end near the jetty, but it can get quite crowded at certain times.

Kure Beach

Sandwiched between the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and the Carolina Beach State park is the Kure Beach. It was the home of East Coast Wahine Championships back in 2001 and 2002. Kure Beach offers some really nice breaks and is considered to be a great surfing spot for both beginners and advanced surfers. In order for you to get there, just hop in your car and hit the highway 421 south from Wilmington.

Kill Devil Hills

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Kill Devil Hills, despite its sinister name, offers extreme peace of mind. It is both isolated and ample enough to provide an amiable community at the same time.

Topsail Beach

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Topsail Beach is a small coastal community. The warm Atlantic waters along with mild weather makes it one of the best places to surf in North Carolina. You can find a lot of places where you can get essential equipment and supplies. There are a lot of schools and trainers willing to teach you to surf. So, if you are just starting out, then Topsail Beach is a place you would love.

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