On the weekend of October 8, 2016, Surfside Beach was hit by Hurricane Matthew, the first category 5 Atlantic hurricane since 2007.  Matthew was down to a category 2 by the time it hit the South Carolina coast.  Despite the downgrade in strength, Matthew hit hard.  Our pier suffered extensive damage, losing over 50 percent of its length and scattering debris from Ocean Lakes to Garden city.  It was a devastating blow.

The pier is currently closed to fishing.

FEMA has approved funds to rebuild the pier and the reconstruction is currently advertised to accept bids.

Renderings of the New Pier Project


Pier construction (Source: Charles Henion, Jan. 2022)
Pier construction (Source: Charles Henion, Jan. 2022)

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