High Rip Current Risk from Duck to Buxton, moderate south of Cape Hatteras

By on June 5, 2023

June 5 | Morning Beach Conditions | Updated at 7 am 
OBX Alerts

HIGH 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. Ocean conditions will bring powerful rip currents from Duck to Buxton. Ocean swimming is not recommended, obey RED flags and stay out of the water!

MODERATE  rip current risk south of Cape Hatteras including Frisco, Hatteras and Ocracoke. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a rip current should enter the water. Never swim alone, always take flotation!

Strongest rip currents often occur a couple hours either side of low tide, which is around 2:45 pm today.

Sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. North to northeast winds around 5 to 10 mph, becoming east in the afternoon on the northern beaches. Water temperatures: Duck Pier…67. Jennettes Pier…63. Oregon Inlet Marina…68. Avon Pier…67.

If help is needed, know your location and call 911!

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  • The other Nike

    This High Tide… Hmm…. Probably caused by the Virginia Beach man in the latest article…
    Glad they caught him

    Monday, Jun 5 @ 6:07 pm