Surf Forecast
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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
1026 AM EDT Wed May 22 2024

NCZ106-230230-
Coastal Pender-
Including the beaches of Surf City and Topsail Beach
1026 AM EDT Wed May 22 2024

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........In the lower 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Light and variable winds, becoming
                            southeast around 5 mph in the
                            afternoon.
Tides...
   Topsail Inlet............Low at 01:00 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 80s.
Winds.......................South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
   Topsail Inlet............High at 07:55 AM EDT.
                            Low at 01:37 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Moderate south to north longshore current.

.OUTLOOK...
Low rip current risk expected for Friday and Saturday.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/ilm

$$

NCZ108-230230-
Coastal New Hanover-
Including the beaches of Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island,
Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher
1026 AM EDT Wed May 22 2024

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........In the lower 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
                            southeast in the afternoon.
Tides...
   Mercer Pier..............Low at 01:10 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 80s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
   Mercer Pier..............High at 07:40 AM EDT.
                            Low at 01:52 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Moderate south to north longshore current.

.OUTLOOK...
Low rip current risk expected for Friday and Saturday.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/ilm

$$

NCZ110-230230-
Coastal Brunswick-
Including the beaches of Bald Head Island, Oak Island, Holden Beach,
Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach
1026 AM EDT Wed May 22 2024

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
   East of Ocean Isle Beach.Low.
   Ocean Isle Beach West....Low.
Surf Height...
   East of Ocean Isle Beach.1 to 2 feet.
   Ocean Isle Beach West....1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........In the lower 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Light and variable winds, becoming
                            southeast around 5 mph in the
                            afternoon.
Tides...
   Lockwoods Folly..........Low at 01:36 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
   East of Ocean Isle Beach.Low.
   Ocean Isle Beach West....Low.
Surf Height...
   East of Ocean Isle Beach.Around 2 feet.
   Ocean Isle Beach West....1 to 3 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. Patchy fog.
High Temperature............In the lower 80s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
   Lockwoods Folly..........High at 07:56 AM EDT.
                            Low at 02:16 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.OUTLOOK...
Low rip current risk expected for Friday and possibly an elevated risk on Saturday.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/ilm

$$

SCZ054-230230-
Coastal Horry-
Including the beaches of Cherry Grove, North Myrtle Beach,
Atlantic Beach, Windy Hill, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach,
and Garden City
1026 AM EDT Wed May 22 2024

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
   North of Myrtle Beach....Low.
   Myrtle Beach South.......Low.
Surf Height...
   North of Myrtle Beach....1 to 2 feet.
   Myrtle Beach South.......1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........None.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........In the lower 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
   Springmaid Pier..........Low at 01:21 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
   North of Myrtle Beach....Low.
   Myrtle Beach South.......Low.
Surf Height...
   North of Myrtle Beach....1 to 3 feet.
   Myrtle Beach South.......1 to 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 80s.
Winds.......................South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
   Springmaid Pier..........High at 07:52 AM EDT.
                            Low at 02:01 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.OUTLOOK...
Low rip current risk expected for Friday and possibly an elevated risk on Saturday.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/ilm

$$

SCZ056-230230-
Coastal Georgetown-
Including the beaches of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach,
Pawleys Island, and Debordieu Beach
1026 AM EDT Wed May 22 2024

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Extreme.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 70s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................East winds around 5 mph.
Tides...
   Winyah Bay Entrance......Low at 01:19 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 80s.
Winds.......................South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
   Winyah Bay Entrance......High at 08:04 AM EDT.
                            Low at 01:59 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Moderate south to north longshore current.

.OUTLOOK...
Low rip current risk expected for Friday and Saturday.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For thunderstorm, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/ilm


$$