ENC Advisories

 


 


STATEMENT
Expires: 09/16/2019 12:09 AM
Location: East Carteret, NC
...DANGEROUS SHOREBREAK...STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND A HIGH
THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
SUNDAY...

.The combination of an easterly and southeasterly swell will
produce dangerous rip currents, shorebreak and longshore currents
along area beaches today.


...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...High risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous 
shorebreak and longshore currents.

* LOCATIONS...All Eastern North Carolina beaches.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip 
currents to develop are a couple of hours before and after low 
tide, which will occur around 3 PM this afternoon.

* SURF HEIGHT...Dangerous shore break of 3 to 5 feet.

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current, swim back to shore. If tired, float or tread water until
out of the rip current. If unable to escape, face the shore and
call or wave for help.

Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The
most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back
injuries, which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a
swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely
important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in
breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all
times.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. In many cases
the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers from
being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it difficult
to return to shore.



STATEMENT
Expires: 09/16/2019 12:09 AM
Location: Hatteras Island, NC

...DANGEROUS SHOREBREAK...STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND A HIGH
THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
SUNDAY...

.The combination of an easterly and southeasterly swell will
produce dangerous rip currents, shorebreak and longshore currents
along area beaches today.


...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...High risk for dangerous rip currents, dangerous 
shorebreak and longshore currents.

* LOCATIONS...All Eastern North Carolina beaches.

* TIMING AND TIDES...The most likely time for strong rip 
currents to develop are a couple of hours before and after low 
tide, which will occur around 3 PM this afternoon.

* SURF HEIGHT...Dangerous shore break of 3 to 5 feet.

If caught in a rip current remain calm. Don't fight the current.
Swim in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the
current, swim back to shore. If tired, float or tread water until
out of the rip current. If unable to escape, face the shore and
call or wave for help.

Shore break occurs when waves break directly on the beach. The
most common injuries with strong shore break are neck and back
injuries, which most often occur when the powerful surf throws a
swimmer or surfer head first into the bottom. It is extremely
important to protect your head and neck whenever you are in
breaking waves by keeping your hands in front of you at all
times.

Strong longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip
currents, piers, jetties and other hazardous areas. In many cases
the longshore current is strong enough to prevent swimmers from
being able to keep their feet on the bottom making it difficult
to return to shore.



RIP CURRENT STATEMENT
Expires: 09/16/2019 12:09 AM
Location: Coastal New Hanover, NC

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...In South Carolina, Coastal Horry. In North 
Carolina, Coastal Pender and Coastal New Hanover.

* TIMING...Through this evening.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous 
to anyone who enters the surf.

There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip
currents are likely in the surf zone.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and
signs.

If you become caught in a rip current, yell for help. Remain
calm, do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current, swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.


Warning: I cannot guarantee the timeliness or the accuracy of the advisories on this page. For official advisories for the area, visit your local NWS website.

Limited to eastern counties of North Carolina