Surf Forecast
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442 FZUS52 KMHX 231840 SRFMHX SURF ZONE FORECAST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 240 PM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016 NCZ103-241845- OUTER BANKS DARE- INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF...DUCK...KITTY HAWK...KILL DEVIL HILLS... NAGS HEAD...RODANTHE...AVON...BUXTON... CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE 240 PM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016 .WEDNESDAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: DUCK TO RODANTHE...MODERATE RISK. RODANTHE TO CAPE HATTERAS...MODERATE RISK. CAPE HATTERAS TO HATTERAS INLET...LOW RISK. 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 A RIP CURRENT SHOULD ENTER THE WATER. EVEN WHEN THE RISK IS LOW...RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME...ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO PIERS...JETTIES AND SAND BARS. LIGHTNING RISK: NONE. NO CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING EXPECTED. UV INDEX: VERY HIGH...FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. SURF HEIGHT: DUCK TO RODANTHE...1 TO 3 FEET. RODANTHE TO CAPE HATTERAS...1 TO 3 FEET. CAPE HATTERAS TO HATTERAS INLET...1 TO 2 FEET. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: DUCK PIER...77. AVALON PIER...76. JENNETTES PIER...75. OREGON INLET MARINA...78. RODANTHE PIER...76. AVON PIER...79. TIDE INFORMATION: AT CAPE HATTERAS... LOW TIDE AT 6:16 PM HIGH TIDE AT 12:16 AM WED LOW TIDE AT 6:28 AM WED HIGH TIDE AT 1:00 PM WED 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. $$ NCZ104-241845- OUTER BANKS HYDE- INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF...OCRACOKE 240 PM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016 .WEDNESDAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: OCRACOKE...LOW RISK. EVEN WHEN THE RISK IS LOW...RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME...ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO PIERS...JETTIES AND SAND BARS. LIGHTNING RISK: NONE. NO CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING EXPECTED. UV INDEX: VERY HIGH...FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. SURF HEIGHT: OCRACOKE...1 TO 2 FEET. TIDE INFORMATION: AT OCRACOKE INLET... LOW TIDE AT 6:26 PM HIGH TIDE AT 12:24 AM WED LOW TIDE AT 6:38 AM WED HIGH TIDE AT 1:08 PM WED ALL BEACH GOERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF INHERENT DANGERS WHEN ENTERING THE SURF INCLUDING STRONG RIP CURRENTS...SWIFT LONGSHORE CURRENTS...POUNDING SHORE BREAK AND SHALLOW SAND BARS. IT IS SAFEST IF YOU SWIM AT A GUARDED BEACH AND ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH PATROL. $$ NCZ095-241845- CARTERET- INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF...CAPE LOOKOUT NATIONAL SEASHORE... SHACKLEFORD BANKS...ATLANTIC BEACH...PINE KNOLL SHORES...EMERALD ISLE 240 PM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016 .WEDNESDAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT...LOW RISK. CAPE LOOKOUT TO BOGUE INLET...LOW RISK. EVEN WHEN THE RISK IS LOW...RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME...ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO PIERS...JETTIES AND SAND BARS. LIGHTNING RISK: NONE. NO CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING EXPECTED. UV INDEX: VERY HIGH...FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. SURF HEIGHT: OCRACOKE INLET TO CAPE LOOKOUT...1 TO 2 FEET. CAPE LOOKOUT TO BOGUE INLET...1 TO 2 FEET. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: BEAUFORT...82. ATLANTIC BEACH...81. BOGUE INLET PIER...81. TIDE INFORMATION: AT ATLANTIC BEACH... LOW TIDE AT 6:15 PM HIGH TIDE AT 12:14 AM WED LOW TIDE AT 6:26 AM WED HIGH TIDE AT 12:47 PM WED 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. $$ NCZ098-241845- ONSLOW- INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF...HAMMOCKS BEACH...NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH 240 PM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016 .WEDNESDAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: BOGUE INLET TO SURF CITY...LOW RISK. EVEN WHEN THE RISK IS LOW...RIP CURRENTS CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME...ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO PIERS...JETTIES AND SAND BARS. LIGHTNING RISK: NONE. NO CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING EXPECTED. UV INDEX: VERY HIGH...FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. WEATHER: SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. SURF HEIGHT: BOGUE INLET TO SURF CITY...1 TO 2 FEET. TIDE INFORMATION: AT NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH... LOW TIDE AT 6:14 PM HIGH TIDE AT 12:18 AM WED LOW TIDE AT 6:26 AM WED HIGH TIDE AT 1:02 PM WED ALL BEACH GOERS SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF INHERENT DANGERS WHEN ENTERING THE SURF INCLUDING STRONG RIP CURRENTS...SWIFT LONGSHORE CURRENTS...POUNDING SHORE BREAK AND SHALLOW SAND BARS. IT IS SAFEST IF YOU SWIM AT A GUARDED BEACH AND ALWAYS HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH PATROL. $$

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