About Springmaid Beach

Just north of the good campground in Myrtle Beach State Recreation Park, this non-restricted all-day surfing beach and pier usually gets crowded in summer. It’s more of a shorebreak since hurricanes have cleared out the sandbars. Swell direction dictates whether the lefts or rights are better, which can break powerfully and close to shore.

Can be heavily affected by stormwater outfall and estuary water. Access may change when beachfront hotel and condo development is finished. A 300ft (100m) ‘distance from pier’ law is in force in summer.

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Stormrider Guide for Springmaid Beach
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks Pier, Groyne or Jetty with Peaks
  • Sand Sand
  • E - S E - S
  • North Westerly North Westerly
  • 8 2 Swell Range 2 - 8ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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