Moderate rip on Northern beaches

By on October 17, 2021

Dare County
October 17, 2021

Visit the Experimental Beach Forecast Webpage and click on the beach area of your choice for more information, or click a beach umbrella for the detailed, beach forecast.

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 noon today.

Sunny skies today with high temperature in the mid to upper 60s. Breezy. northwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Water temperatures: Jennettes Pier…72. Oregon Inlet Marina…73. Avon Pier…73.

If help is needed call 911.

Beach safety information can be found at and

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