Wilmington beaches have a nice wide swell window, they can catch se, ese and ne swells. unlike my fickle- narrow swell window-long period hating home break of Atlantic Beach/Emerald Isle.
And I noticed that the main break is never to far from shore. No 100 yard paddle outs for the second sandbar with alot of duck diving. Seems to handle the long period swell better also. Jealous! On the other hand it does get crowded.