Located on the Outer Banks in North Carolina, Nags Head Pier is a decent pier setup that breaks over a shifting sandbar. The waves here can be tricky at times and break for up to 100 meters putting up some nice walls for turns and carves. Watch out for fisherman that like to “accidentally” hook surfers.
What are the best surf conditions for Nags Head Pier?
Gets good from head high up to triple overhead. We recommend riding a longboard when smaller and a shortboard when bigger. This break is suitable for all levels of surfers depending on the size. The surf here is somewhat consistent (5/10) and will have a crew on it when it turns on (7/10). Offshore winds come from the West. The best swells come from the Northeast, Southeast, East, and South. Works on all tides.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temps rise to 27 degrees. In winter a 5/4 is necessary when water temps drop to 7 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.