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Morning Beach Conditions


May 17, 2024

MODERATE 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. 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 Cape Hatteras including Frisco, Hatteras Village and 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 occurs at 955 am today.

Expect partly to mostly sunny skies today with temperatures around 70 and north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Water temperatures: Jennette’s Pier…63. Oregon Inlet Marina...65. Rodanthe Pier...64. Avon Pier...66.

Ocean Rescue staffing is at off season levels with roving patrols on some beaches. If help is needed, know your location and call 911!


Check out videos and beach safety information featuring Dare County locals.

These short videos feature OBX lifeguards, surf photographers and pro surfers. 

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