Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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000 FZUS52 KMHX 211430 SRFMHX Surf Zone Forecast for Eastern North Carolina National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 1030 AM EDT Thu Jun 21 2018 NCZ103-220230- Outer Banks Dare- Including the beaches of Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore 1030 AM EDT Thu Jun 21 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Duck to Rodanthe...Low Risk. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...Low Risk. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras 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. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Duck to Rodanthe...1 to 2 feet. Rodanthe to Cape Hatteras...1 to 2 feet. Cape Hatteras to Hatteras Inlet...2 to 3 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Duck Pier...79. Jennettes Pier...79. Oregon Inlet Marina...82. Rodanthe Pier...73. Avon Pier...72. TIDE INFORMATION: at Cape Hatteras... High tide at 3:16 PM. Low tide at 9:28 PM. High tide at 3:26 AM Fri. Low tide at 9:43 AM Fri. 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. 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. && $$ NCZ104-220230- Outer Banks Hyde- Including the beaches of Ocracoke 1030 AM EDT Thu Jun 21 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Ocracoke...Moderate Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Partly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke...Around 2 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at Ocracoke Inlet... High tide at 3:25 PM. Low tide at 9:39 PM. High tide at 3:35 AM Fri. Low tide at 9:54 AM Fri. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip current should enter the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$ NCZ095-220230- Carteret- Including the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, Shackleford Banks, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, and Emerald Isle 1030 AM EDT Thu Jun 21 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...Moderate 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. Slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds around 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...Around 2 feet. Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...Around 2 feet. AREA WATER TEMPERATURES: Beaufort...84. Atlantic Beach...79. Bogue Inlet Pier...80. TIDE INFORMATION: at Atlantic Beach... High tide at 2:59 PM. Low tide at 9:22 PM. High tide at 3:08 AM Fri. Low tide at 9:39 AM Fri. 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. && $$ NCZ098-220230- Onslow- Including the beaches of Hammocks Beach and North Topsail Beach 1030 AM EDT Thu Jun 21 2018 .REST OF TODAY... RIP CURRENT RISK: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...Moderate Risk. LIGHTNING RISK: Moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning possible. UV INDEX: Very high, from 10 AM to 4 PM. WEATHER: Partly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. SURF HEIGHT: Bogue Inlet to Surf City...Around 2 feet. TIDE INFORMATION: at North Topsail Beach... High tide at 3:19 PM. Low tide at 9:27 PM. High tide at 3:29 AM Fri. Low tide at 9:42 AM Fri. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A moderate risk means wind, wave and tide conditions support the development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape rip current should enter the water. All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrol. && $$

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