Surf Forecast
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SURF ZONE FORECAST FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
357 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

NCZ103-241800-
OUTER BANKS DARE-
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF DUCK, KITTY HAWK, KILL DEVIL HILLS,
NAGS HEAD, RODANTHE, AVON, BUXTON,
AND CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE
357 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
DUCK TO RODANTHE...LOW RISK.
RODANTHE TO CAPE HATTERAS...MODERATE RISK.
CAPE HATTERAS TO HATTERAS INLET...HIGH RISK.

LIGHTNING RISK: MODERATE. OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
                POSSIBLE.
UV INDEX: MODERATE, FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.
WEATHER: CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN A
         CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
         WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH, BECOMING SOUTHEAST IN THE
         AFTERNOON.

SURF HEIGHT:
DUCK TO RODANTHE...1 TO 3 FEET.
RODANTHE TO CAPE HATTERAS...2 TO 4 FEET.
CAPE HATTERAS TO HATTERAS INLET...3 TO 5 FEET.

AREA WATER TEMPERATURES:
DUCK PIER...65.
JENNETTES PIER...65.
OREGON INLET MARINA...70.
RODANTHE PIER...68.

TIDE INFORMATION:
AT CAPE HATTERAS...
HIGH TIDE AT 6:31 AM.
LOW TIDE AT 12:34 PM.
HIGH TIDE AT 7:05 PM.
LOW TIDE AT 1:31 AM THU.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EVEN WHEN THE RISK IS LOW, RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME,
ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO PIERS, JETTIES AND SAND BARS. ALWAYS HAVE A
FLOTATION DEVICE WITH YOU IN 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.

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.

&&

$$

NCZ104-241800-
OUTER BANKS HYDE-
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF OCRACOKE
357 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
OCRACOKE...HIGH RISK.

LIGHTNING RISK: MODERATE. OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
                POSSIBLE.
UV INDEX: MODERATE, FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.
WEATHER: CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN
         SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
         SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.

SURF HEIGHT:
OCRACOKE...3 TO 5 FEET.

TIDE INFORMATION:
AT OCRACOKE INLET...
HIGH TIDE AT 6:39 AM.
LOW TIDE AT 12:44 PM.
HIGH TIDE AT 7:13 PM.
LOW TIDE AT 1:41 AM 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.

&&

$$

NCZ095-241800-
CARTERET-
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE,
SHACKLEFORD BANKS, ATLANTIC BEACH, PINE KNOLL SHORES,
AND EMERALD ISLE
357 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT...HIGH RISK.
CAPE LOOKOUT TO BOGUE INLET...HIGH RISK.

LIGHTNING RISK: MODERATE. OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
                POSSIBLE.
UV INDEX: MODERATE, FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.
WEATHER: CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN SHOWERS AND
         THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST
         WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

SURF HEIGHT:
OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT...3 TO 4 FEET.
CAPE LOOKOUT TO BOGUE INLET...3 TO 4 FEET.

AREA WATER TEMPERATURES:
BEAUFORT...74.
ATLANTIC BEACH...70.
BOGUE INLET PIER...73.

TIDE INFORMATION:
AT ATLANTIC BEACH...
HIGH TIDE AT 6:23 AM.
LOW TIDE AT 12:29 PM.
HIGH TIDE AT 6:52 PM.
LOW TIDE AT 1:23 AM 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.

&&

$$

NCZ098-241800-
ONSLOW-
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF HAMMOCKS BEACH AND NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH
357 AM EDT WED MAY 24 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
RIP CURRENT RISK:
BOGUE INLET TO SURF CITY...HIGH RISK.

LIGHTNING RISK: MODERATE. OCCASIONAL CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
                POSSIBLE.
UV INDEX: MODERATE, FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.
WEATHER: CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS MORNING, THEN SHOWERS AND
         THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST
         WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

SURF HEIGHT:
BOGUE INLET TO SURF CITY...3 TO 4 FEET.

TIDE INFORMATION:
AT NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH...
HIGH TIDE AT 6:33 AM.
LOW TIDE AT 12:32 PM.
HIGH TIDE AT 7:07 PM.
LOW TIDE AT 1:29 AM 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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