top of page

Morning Beach Conditions


May 20, 2024

HIGH rip current risk continues today at the beaches of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon and Buxton. Ocean conditions may bring powerful rip currents from Duck to Buxton. Ocean swimming is not recommended, stay out of the water!

LOW rip current risk south of Cape Hatteras including the beaches at 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 1150 am today.

Expect mostly cloudy skies today with temperatures in the lower 60s and north  winds at 15 to 20 mph. Water temperatures: Jennette’s Pier…63. Oregon Inlet Marina...65. Rodanthe Pier...64. Avon Pier...65.

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. 

Quintin Surfing.jpg
Love the Beach _ Respect the Ocean Graph
LTBRTO Email Banner.png

Want to manage your alert preferences? Check out this video. 
If you have signed up for text alerts and would like to be unsubscribed, you can text “STOP” to 77295. Texting “START” will resume / reinstate the alert messages.​ Message and data rates may apply.

bottom of page