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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 8:00 PM EDT on September 20, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 21, 2017


... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Thursday
evening from Cape Lookout north...

* hazards... a high threat of strong rip current and dangerous
shore break.

* Location... beaches from Cape Lookout north.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for strong rip
currents is a couple of hours either side of low tide, which
will occur around 3 PM Thursday.

* Surf height... 3 to 6 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




800 PM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Thursday
evening from Cape Lookout north...

* hazards... a high threat of strong rip current and dangerous
shore break.

* Location... beaches from Cape Lookout north.

* Timing and tides... the most likely time for strong rip
currents is a couple of hours either side of low tide, which
will occur around 3 PM Thursday.

* Surf height... 3 to 6 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.





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