Located in South Carolina, Isle of Palms is a fun but inconsistent Pier setup that breaks over a sand bottom. The waves here are pretty easy to surf and break for up to 50 meters throwing up some fun sections for turns and hacks. More popular with tourists than surfers for a reason.
What are the best surf conditions for the Isle of Palms Pier?
Gets good from waist high to overhead. A longboard will work best when small and a shortboard will work for those rare days when it gets bigger. This break is best suited to intermediate and advanced surfers. The surf here does not break often (3/10) and is hardly ever crowded (3/10). The best winds are from the Northwest. The best swells are hurricanes from the East, South, and Southeast. Works best on a low tide.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temps rise to 29 degrees. In winter a 3/2 is good in the 17-degree water. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.