Located in Southern North Carolina, Pelican Watch is a fun beach break that breaks close to shore over some well-defined sandbars. If it isn’t breaking here it isn’t breaking anywhere else. The waves here can be a bit tricky to surf and break for up to 100 meters providing some great barrels for the tube hunters in the area.
What are the best surf conditions for Pelican Watch?
Starts turning on between waist-high to triple overhead. We recommend riding a longboard when small and a shortboard when bigger. This beach is suitable for all levels of surfer depending on the swell. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will always have a crew (7/10). Offshore winds are from the East. Works on all tides. Picks up all swell between North and South, but needs a little angle in it to keep from closing out.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temperatures rise to 28 degrees. In winter the temps plunge to 14 degrees, so a 4/3 is best. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.