Morning Beach Conditions

October 23, 2021


MODERATE rip current risk at all beaches north of Oregon Inlet including Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should enter the water. Never swim alone and always take flotation!

LOW rip current risk south of Oregon Inlet including the beaches at Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton. Frisco, Hatteras Village, & Ocracoke. While the risk for rip currents is low, life-threatening rip currents may still be present.  Remember LOW risk does not mean NO risk!


Strongest rip currents often occur a couple hours either side of low tide, which is around 410 pm today.

Partly to mostly sunny skies today. High temperatures in the 70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Water temperatures: Duck Pier...69. Jennettes Pier...70. Oregon Inlet Marina...69. Rodanthe Pier...69. Avon Pier...69.

If help is needed call 911.


Beach safety information can be found at https://www.weather.gov/safety/ripcurrent

Check out videos and beach safety information featuring Dare County locals offering tips for staying safe while at the beach. These graphics and short videos feature OBX lifeguards, surf photographers and pro surfers, and encourage everyone to “Live like a local - love the beach, respect the ocean.” 

Love the Beach _ Respect the Ocean Graph

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