Surf Forecast

Carteret-
including the beaches of...Cape Lookout National Seashore...
Shackleford Banks...Atlantic Beach...Pine Knoll Shores...Emerald Isle
418 am EDT Fri Sep 30 2016

.Today...
Rip current risk:
Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...moderate risk.
Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...moderate risk.

A moderate risk means wind...wave and tide conditions support the
development of stronger or more frequent rip currents along the
beaches. Only experienced surf swimmers who know how to escape a
rip current should enter the water.
 
Lightning risk: moderate. Occasional cloud to ground lightning 
possible. 

UV index: high...from 10 am to 4 PM. 

Weather: mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and 
         thunderstorms this morning...then a chance of showers and 
         thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 
         15 mph. 

Surf height: 
Ocracoke Inlet to Cape Lookout...2 to 3 feet.
Cape Lookout to Bogue Inlet...2 to 3 feet.

Area water temperatures:
Beaufort...77. 
Atlantic Beach...78. 
Bogue Inlet Pier...80. 

Tide information:
at Atlantic Beach...

High tide at 7:29 am
low tide at 1:37 PM
high tide at 7:42 PM
low tide at 1:56 am Sat

All beach goers should remain aware of inherent dangers when 
entering the surf including strong rip currents, swift 
longshore currents, pounding shore break and shallow sand bars. 
It is safest if you swim at a guarded beach and always heed the 
advice of lifeguards and beach patrol.


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