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
800 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

NCZ103-211000-
Outer Banks Dare-
Including the beaches of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills,
Nags Head, Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton,
and Cape Hatteras National Seashore
800 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TOMORROW...
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 in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 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...
High tide at 8:24 PM.
Low tide at 2:35 AM Thu.
High tide at 8:45 AM Thu.
Low tide at 2:58 PM Thu.

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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NCZ104-211000-
Outer Banks Hyde-
Including the beaches of Ocracoke
800 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.TOMORROW...
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 lower 80s. Northwest winds around 5
         mph, becoming northeast in the afternoon.

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

TIDE INFORMATION:
at Ocracoke Inlet...
High tide at 8:32 PM.
Low tide at 2:45 AM Thu.
High tide at 8:53 AM Thu.
Low tide at 3:08 PM Thu.

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.

&&

$$

NCZ095-211000-
Carteret-
Including the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore,
Shackleford Banks, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores,
and Emerald Isle
800 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING
NORTH OF CAPE LOOKOUT...

.TOMORROW...
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: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and
         thunderstorms in the 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...
High tide at 8:12 PM.
Low tide at 2:27 AM Thu.
High tide at 8:38 AM Thu.
Low tide at 2:47 PM Thu.

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.

&&

$$

NCZ098-211000-
Onslow-
Including the beaches of Hammocks Beach and North Topsail Beach
800 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.TOMORROW...
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 in
         the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds around 5
         mph, becoming south in the afternoon.

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

TIDE INFORMATION:
at North Topsail Beach...
High tide at 8:26 PM.
Low tide at 2:33 AM Thu.
High tide at 8:47 AM Thu.
Low tide at 2:56 PM Thu.

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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