Wrightsville Beach, NC
2009 Wrightsville Beach Surfing Regulations and Zonesposted 5/5/2009 7:08:43 AM
Wrightsville Beach SURF Regulations and ZONES FOR 2009
To help ensure the safety of all beach patrons, surfers must be securely attached to their board with a “leash”.
Surfing is always prohibited in the following areas:
- Within 500 feet of Johnnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier (between Beach Access # 15 & #16)
- Within 100 feet of Crystal Pier at Oceanic Restaurant (between Beach Access #36 & #37)
- Within 100 feet of the Masonboro Inlet Jetty (between Beach Access #42 & #43)
From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, surfing is prohibited within 100 yards of each lifeguard stand. Surfing is prohibited in these areas whenever lifeguards are on duty. Lifeguard stands are normally staffed from 10 AM to 5 PM, but these hours may be extended when the beach is busy. “No Surfing” areas will be clearly marked with flags as shown in the figure below.
Additional “No Surfing” areas may be posted on other locations due to weather conditions, beach population, special events, etc. These areas will also be marked with flags as shown above. Surfers are reminded to respect the “space” of other beach patrons. Reckless surfing that endangers another person is prohibited. For more information about surfing at Wrightsville Beach, check with a lifeguard.