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SURF ZONE FORECAST FOR NORTH CAROLINA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC  
812 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
NCZ106-250815-  
COASTAL PENDER-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SURF CITY AND TOPSAIL ISLAND  
812 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
MONDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
UV INDEX**..................VERY HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE MID 70S.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
TOPSAIL INLET............HIGH AT 09:54 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 03:36 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....LOW.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
TOPSAIL INLET............HIGH AT 10:38 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 04:20 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................NONE.  
   
OUTLOOK
 
 
THE RIP CURRENT RISK MAY INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/ILM  
 

 
 
NCZ108-250815-  
COASTAL NEW HANOVER-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, MASONBORO ISLAND,  
CAROLINA BEACH, KURE BEACH, AND FORT FISHER  
812 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
MONDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
UV INDEX**..................VERY HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE MID 70S.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
MERCER PIER..............HIGH AT 09:56 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 03:50 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................MODERATE NORTH TO SOUTH LONGSHORE CURRENT.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....MODERATE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
MERCER PIER..............HIGH AT 10:45 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 04:31 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................NONE.  
   
OUTLOOK
 
 
THE RIP CURRENT RISK MAY INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/ILM  
 

 
 
NCZ110-250815-  
COASTAL BRUNSWICK-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF BALD HEAD ISLAND, OAK ISLAND, HOLDEN BEACH,  
OCEAN ISLE BEACH, AND SUNSET BEACH  
812 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
MONDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...  
OCEAN ISLE BEACH WEST....LOW.  
EAST OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH.LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
OCEAN ISLE BEACH WEST....AROUND 2 FEET.  
EAST OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH.AROUND 1 FOOT.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
UV INDEX**..................VERY HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
LOCKWOODS FOLLY..........HIGH AT 10:05 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 04:19 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................MODERATE EAST TO WEST LONGSHORE CURRENT.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...  
OCEAN ISLE BEACH WEST....LOW.  
EAST OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH.LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
OCEAN ISLE BEACH WEST....AROUND 1 FOOT.  
EAST OF OCEAN ISLE BEACH.AROUND 1 FOOT.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....MODERATE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
LOCKWOODS FOLLY..........HIGH AT 10:52 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 05:04 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................MODERATE EAST TO WEST LONGSHORE CURRENT.  
   
OUTLOOK
 
 
THE RIP CURRENT RISK MAY INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/ILM  
 

 
 
SCZ054-250815-  
COASTAL HORRY-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF CHERRY GROVE, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH,  
ATLANTIC BEACH, WINDY HILL, MYRTLE BEACH, SURFSIDE BEACH,  
AND GARDEN CITY  
812 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
MONDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...  
MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH.......LOW.  
NORTH OF MYRTLE BEACH....LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH.......AROUND 2 FEET.  
NORTH OF MYRTLE BEACH....AROUND 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....NONE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
UV INDEX**..................VERY HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
SPRINGMAID PIER..........HIGH AT 10:01 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 04:04 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...  
MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH.......LOW.  
NORTH OF MYRTLE BEACH....LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH.......AROUND 2 FEET.  
NORTH OF MYRTLE BEACH....AROUND 1 FOOT.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....MODERATE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
SPRINGMAID PIER..........HIGH AT 10:48 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 04:49 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................NONE.  
   
OUTLOOK
 
 
THE RIP CURRENT RISK MAY INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/ILM  
 

 
 
SCZ056-250815-  
COASTAL GEORGETOWN-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF MURRELLS INLET, LITCHFIELD BEACH,  
PAWLEYS ISLAND, DEBIDUE BEACH, AND CAT ISLAND  
812 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2020  
 
...PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON POTENTIAL BEACH  
CLOSURES...  
   
MONDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....LOW.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........LOW.  
UV INDEX**..................VERY HIGH.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
WINYAH BAY ENTRANCE......HIGH AT 10:10 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 04:06 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK*...........LOW.  
SURF HEIGHT.................1 TO 2 FEET.  
THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL**....MODERATE.  
WATERSPOUT RISK**...........NONE.  
WEATHER.....................MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 70S.  
WINDS.......................EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
TIDES...  
WINYAH BAY ENTRANCE......HIGH AT 10:53 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 04:52 PM EDT.  
REMARKS.....................NONE.  
   
OUTLOOK
 
 
THE RIP CURRENT RISK MAY INCREASE BY WEDNESDAY.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR THUNDERSTORM, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/ILM  
 

 
 
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