Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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832 FZUS52 KMHX 230716 SRFMHX Surf Zone Forecast for Eastern North Carolina National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 316 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017 NCZ103-231730- Outer Banks Dare- Including the beaches of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore 316 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING... .TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Duck to Rodanthe...Moderate Risk. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...High Risk. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...High Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers this morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Duck to Rodanthe...1 to 3 feet. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...2 to 4 feet. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...2 to 4 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Duck Pier...70. Avalon Pier...74. Jennettes Pier...77. Oregon Inlet Marina...85. Rodanthe Pier...78. TIDE INFORMATION: at Cape Hatteras... High tide at 9:10 AM. Low tide at 3:15 PM. High tide at 9:33 PM. Low tide at 3:49 AM 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. 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. && $$ NCZ104-231730- Outer Banks Hyde- Including the beaches of Ocracoke 316 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017 ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING... .TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Ocracoke...High Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke...2 to 4 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at Ocracoke Inlet... Low tide at 3:16 AM. High tide at 9:18 AM. Low tide at 3:25 PM. High tide at 9:41 PM. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A high risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of powerful or numerous rip currents along the beaches. It is recommended that you stay out of the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$ NCZ095-231730- Carteret- Including the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, Shackleford Banks, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, and Emerald Isle 316 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 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...Moderate Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...2 to 4 feet. Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...2 to 3 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Beaufort...82. Bogue Inlet Pier...82. TIDE INFORMATION: at Atlantic Beach... High tide at 9:03 AM. Low tide at 3:06 PM. High tide at 9:24 PM. Low tide at 3:38 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. 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. && $$ NCZ098-231730- Onslow- Including the beaches of Hammocks Beach and North Topsail Beach 316 AM EDT Wed Aug 23 2017 .TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...Moderate Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Partly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...2 to 3 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at North Topsail Beach... High tide at 9:12 AM. Low tide at 3:13 PM. High tide at 9:35 PM. Low tide at 3:47 AM Thu. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip current should enter the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$

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