Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
1111 AM EDT Wed Apr 21 2021

NCZ106-220315-
Coastal Pender-
Including the beaches of Surf City and Topsail Island
1111 AM EDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 60s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Topsail Inlet............High at 03:22 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Strong south to north longshore current.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........None.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 60s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
   Topsail Inlet............Low at 10:15 AM EDT.
                            High at 04:22 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.OUTLOOK...Increasing south waves ahead of a cold front could
bring an elevated risk of rip currents Saturday afternoon.

&&

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

$$

NCZ108-220315-
Coastal New Hanover-
Including the beaches of Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island,
Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Fort Fisher
1111 AM EDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 60s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Tides...
   Mercer Pier..............High at 03:09 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Strong south to north longshore current.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........None.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 60s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tides...
   Mercer Pier..............Low at 10:21 AM EDT.
                            High at 04:13 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.OUTLOOK...Increasing south waves ahead of a cold front could
bring an elevated risk of rip currents Saturday afternoon.

&&

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

$$

NCZ110-220315-
Coastal Brunswick-
Including the beaches of Bald Head Island, Oak Island, Holden Beach,
Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach
1111 AM EDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
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....Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 60s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 70s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Lockwoods Folly..........High at 03:32 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Strong west to east longshore current.
.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
   East of Ocean Isle Beach.Low.
   Ocean Isle Beach West....Low.
Surf Height...
   East of Ocean Isle Beach.Around 1 foot.
   Ocean Isle Beach West....Around 1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........None.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 60s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
   Lockwoods Folly..........Low at 10:35 AM EDT.
                            High at 04:28 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.OUTLOOK...Increasing south waves ahead of a cold front could
bring an elevated risk of rip currents Saturday afternoon.

&&

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

$$

SCZ054-220315-
Coastal Horry-
Including the beaches of Cherry Grove, North Myrtle Beach,
Atlantic Beach, Windy Hill, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach,
and Garden City
1111 AM EDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
   North of Myrtle Beach....Low.
   Myrtle Beach South.......Low.
Surf Height...
   North of Myrtle Beach....Around 2 feet.
   Myrtle Beach South.......Around 2 feet.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the mid 60s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Springmaid Pier..........High at 03:28 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Strong south to north longshore current.


.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...
   North of Myrtle Beach....Low.
   Myrtle Beach South.......Low.
Surf Height...
   North of Myrtle Beach....Around 1 foot.
   Myrtle Beach South.......Around 1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........None.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 60s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
   Springmaid Pier..........Low at 10:20 AM EDT.
                            High at 04:24 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.OUTLOOK...Increasing south waves ahead of a cold front could
bring an elevated risk of rip currents Saturday afternoon.

&&

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

$$

SCZ056-220315-
Coastal Georgetown-
Including the beaches of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach,
Pawleys Island, and Debordieu Beach
1111 AM EDT Wed Apr 21 2021

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........Low.
UV Index**..................Very High.
Water Temperature...........In the upper 60s.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 70s.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 15 mph.
Tides...
   Winyah Bay Entrance......High at 04:17 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................Strong south to north longshore current.

.THURSDAY...
Rip Current Risk*...........Low.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Thunderstorm Potential**....None.
Waterspout Risk**...........None.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the lower 60s.
Winds.......................North winds around 15 mph, becoming
                            northwest around 5 mph in the
                            afternoon.
Tides...
   Winyah Bay Entrance......Low at 11:08 AM EDT.
                            High at 05:18 PM EDT.
Remarks.....................None.

.OUTLOOK...Increasing south waves ahead of a cold front could
bring an elevated risk of rip currents Saturday afternoon.

&&

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


$$

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