Wrightsville beach is the most closed out beach in the world...

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by Jai-Guru, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Jai-Guru

    Jai-Guru Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    Finding an open face is rediculous. Its deep right off the beach with NE winds taking out the bar. Rips and closeouts are usually the call with anything long period swell. It's either flat, sloppy or closed out...rant over. I'm moving to CB. :cool:
  2. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    For a second, I thought you were talking about VA Bch.

  3. babybabygrand

    babybabygrand Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2012
  4. superbust

    superbust Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2008
    closed out, crowded, sh*t.....it's whatever you want it to be
  5. Blackfish

    Blackfish Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2013
    Going south will not help. Go to topsail for that swell.
  6. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Happened to Jax Beach too. Funky surf in either high or low tide. Just junky and deep, then doubling up then closing out before you can even get on your feet.
  7. RobG

    RobG Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    Combo swell was working great where I surfed this morning. Nice a frames peeling left and right, only saw a few closeouts all morning. Sometimes you just get skunked though. I agree you should move away from WB.
  8. billabongmoney

    billabongmoney Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2008
  9. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    unless you have an exceptional sand bar setup working and at just the right tide (higher), aren't closeouts what long period groundswells usually do at beach breaks? Find a point, reef, maybe even a good jetty, but for most straight beach breaks, windswells are usually the call
  10. 34thStreetSurfing

    34thStreetSurfing Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2009
  11. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yay, i mean, yeah nobody should ever surf there ever. It sucks and is never even worth checking, just go to a different beach.
  12. Masterjasson

    Masterjasson Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Welcome to the east coast. Did you move here from somewhere else?
  13. imperial

    imperial Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Yo...the last time I checked we lived on the east coast. Unless your a lucky Hatteras resident, this is the hand we are all delt. Embrace what we have...Wrightsville AND CB are better than most places in North and South Carolina. I suggest some wave therapy for you my friend...book a ticket to central america and get lost in the jungles!!! :D
  14. Jai-Guru

    Jai-Guru Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    no been here for years, the sand bars are easily dredged by NE winds which make things worse. Having surfed up and down the east coast this place is worse than most...
  15. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Every beach has its days, man. The bridge is always open at CB!

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    I'm sitting 200 miles away from the beach watching a live cam while a dozen surfers catching nice waist high peelers 50 yards from the door of my beach place. It sucks, but that is definitely a first world problem. It's homecoming weekend at my high school. I coach and teach and blew of homecoming last year to surf ankle biters...
  17. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    I caught it awesome in CB yesterday around low tide when the wind died out. WB hasn't been working since the last swell, but the banks have been pretty effed up for most of the year it seems.

    CB has a better swell window for ENE swells, but gets a lot choppier when the wind is from the North. Guess you can't have it both ways--I got lucky with the wind going slack.
  18. Blindacme

    Blindacme Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    CB is where I go mostly because of the crowds and ego's BUT if the winds are blowing NE and there is swell then the spot to be is Masonboro hands down..

    Good luck and let me know if you find that sweet spot ;)
  19. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    No, don't go to Topsail. Wicked closeouts all the time. Break your neck.
  20. Masterjasson

    Masterjasson Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    At least you have Mercer's pier and Wilmington. You could be stuck down in Oak Island. That's waaay crappier. I'd trade Norfolk for Wilmington, and 1st Street for that tight little spot at the pier any time. Plus the people are better down there than in the 757. (stereotyped, not on a case by case basis) Guess I shouldn't say "better", I'll leave it at friendlier.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013