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Morning Beach Conditions



July 24, 2024


A RED FLAG DAY with HIGH rip current risk at the beaches south of Cape Hatteras including Frisco, Hatteras Village and Ocracoke. Ocean conditions will lead to powerful rip currents. Ocean swimming is not recommended, stay out of the water!

A YELLOW FLAG DAY with MODERATE rip current risk at all ocean beaches south of Oregon Inlet including 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 at the beaches of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. 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 425 pm today.

Expect partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures in the mid to upper 80s with southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Water temperatures: Jennette’s Pier…75. Oregon Inlet Marina...82. Rodanthe Pier...76. Avon Pier...81.

Always swim near a lifeguard. 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 short videos feature OBX lifeguards, surf photographers and pro surfers. 

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