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Morning Beach Conditions

September 30, 2023 


HIGH rip current risk at the beaches of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, and Buxton. Dangerous ocean conditions due to powerful rip/longshore currents and large breaking waves from Duck to Buxton. Ocean swimming is not recommended, obey RED flags and stay out of the water!

MODERATE rip current risk south of Cape Hatteras including Frisco, Hatteras Village, & Ocracoke. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should enter the water. Never swim alone, always take flotation!

Strongest rip currents often occur a couple hours either side of low tide, which occurs at 255 pm today.

Mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of showers and temperatures in the lower 70s. North winds around 20 mph. Water temperatures: Duck Pier...71. Jennettes Pier..72. Oregon Inlet Marina...74. Rodanthe Pier...72. Avon Pier...73.

Ocean Rescue staffing is at off season levels. Many beaches that had lifeguard stands are now unguarded or covered by a roving patrol.


If help is needed, know your location and call 911!

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Check out videos and beach safety information featuring Dare County locals. These graphics and short videos feature OBX lifeguards, surf photographers and pro surfers. 

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