Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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Surf Zone Forecast for Eastern North Carolina
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1106 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

NCZ103-220115-
Outer Banks Dare-
Including the beaches of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills,
Nags Head, Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton,
and Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1106 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
Duck to Rodanthe...High Risk.
Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...High Risk.
Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...High Risk.

LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected.
UV INDEX: High, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
WEATHER: Sunny. Highs around 80. North winds around 5 mph.

SURF HEIGHT:
Duck to Rodanthe...3 to 5 feet.
Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...4 to 6 feet.
Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...3 to 5 feet.

AREA WATER TEMPERATURES:
Duck Pier...76.
Jennettes Pier...72.
Oregon Inlet Marina...78.

TIDE INFORMATION:
at Cape Hatteras...
Low tide at 2:58 PM.
High tide at 9:06 PM.
Low tide at 3:14 AM Fri.
High tide at 9:28 AM Fri.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A high risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the
development of powerful or numerous rip currents along the beaches.
It is recommended that you stay out of the water.

All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when
entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift
longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.
It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the
advice of lifeguards and beach patrol.

&&

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NCZ104-220115-
Outer Banks Hyde-
Including the beaches of Ocracoke
1106 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
Ocracoke...High Risk.

LIGHTNING RISK: None. No cloud to ground lightning expected.
UV INDEX: High, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
WEATHER: Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds around 5
         mph.

SURF HEIGHT:
Ocracoke...3 to 5 feet.

TIDE INFORMATION:
at Ocracoke Inlet...
Low tide at 3:08 PM.
High tide at 9:14 PM.
Low tide at 3:24 AM Fri.
High tide at 9:36 AM Fri.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A high risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the
development of powerful or numerous rip currents along the beaches.
It is recommended that you stay out of the water.

All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when
entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift
longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.
It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the
advice of lifeguards and beach patrol.

&&

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NCZ095-220115-
Carteret-
Including the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore,
Shackleford Banks, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores,
and Emerald Isle
1106 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT...

.REST OF TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...High Risk.
Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...Moderate Risk.

LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning
                possible.
UV INDEX: High, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
WEATHER: Sunny this morning, then partly cloudy. A slight chance of
         showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the
         lower 80s. West winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast in
         the afternoon.

SURF HEIGHT:
Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...3 to 5 feet.
Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...1 to 3 feet.

AREA WATER TEMPERATURES:
Beaufort...75.
Atlantic Beach...75.
Bogue Inlet Pier...75.

TIDE INFORMATION:
at Atlantic Beach...
Low tide at 2:47 PM.
High tide at 8:56 PM.
Low tide at 3:05 AM Fri.
High tide at 9:24 AM Fri.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A high risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the
development of powerful or numerous rip currents along the beaches.
It is recommended that you stay out of the water.

A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the
development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the
beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip
current should enter the water.

All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when
entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift
longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.
It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the
advice of lifeguards and beach patrol.

&&

$$

NCZ098-220115-
Onslow-
Including the beaches of Hammocks Beach and North Topsail Beach
1106 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
Bogue Inlet to Surf City...Moderate Risk.

LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning
                possible.
UV INDEX: High, from 10 AM to 4 PM.
WEATHER: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms this
         afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds,
         becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

SURF HEIGHT:
Bogue Inlet to Surf City...1 to 3 feet.

TIDE INFORMATION:
at North Topsail Beach...
Low tide at 2:56 PM.
High tide at 9:08 PM.
Low tide at 3:12 AM Fri.
High tide at 9:30 AM Fri.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the
development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the
beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip
current should enter the water.

All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when
entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift
longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars.
It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the
advice of lifeguards and beach patrol.

&&


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