Outer Banks Beach Report: 4.7.14 Rainy Day on the OBX
Good morning and welcome to another Outer Banks beach report. This is Brandon from vacation rental home providerSeaside Vacations and I took the photo above and recorded the video below thismorning around 8:30 a.m. at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina.
Heavy rain and strong winds in the weather forecast for today on the OBX. The rain is expected to subside later this afternoon, but wind gusts in the 20mph range are projected to continue into Tuesday. High temperatures reaching the mid-60s later this afternoon.
We had fantastic weather for most of last week and later this week looks great as well. Good day to go out and enjoy some indoor activities in the arealike the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island or theFort Raleigh National Historical Site.
Along with the great weather we've been having as of recent on the Outer Banks, the waves have been fantastic. Locals who were brave enough to endure the45 degree water temperatures this past weekend, enjoyed clean sets that were thigh to waist high for most areas on the NC coast.
Local photographer and surfer Matt Lusk shared thisgreat photo of the surf this past weekend on his Instagram account earlier today. Accompanying the photo, Lusk said "my body needed a break after surfingmultiple sessions for 13 days straight. Life is good."
Gary from Corolla Surf Shop summed up today's surf forecast perfectly inhis report for Monday "Today is a good day to shop up at school and/or work." Well said Gary.
There is an east on-shore wind howling at around 20 mph this morning that has knocked down any good sets of waves. Wave height this morning is less thanknee high with broken sections. Don't worry, there is some good news for today. Ocean water temperatures have finally broken the 50 degree mark for thefirst time in 2014! That's still too cold to get into the water without a wetsuit, but it's an improvement.
Sunday was too windy for most offshore boats to head out in. Saturday was a great day for fishing, and yielded some good puppy drum, dogfish and skates for anglers. The first high tide of today at Oregon Inlet was at 2:16 a.m. and the next high tide will be at 3:30 p.m. The first low tide was earlier today at 9:13 a.m. and the next low tide will be at 8:52 p.m.
Gin Lane Fish Team shared the photo below on their Twitter page this past weekend. Theyobviously had a successful offshore fishing excursion this Saturday!
Thanks for checking out today's beach report and be sure to visit ourApril OBX events page if you have a chance. There are about twodozen events coming up in the next three weeks on the Outer Banks.
We hope to see you soon… Have fun!
Monday, April 7, 2014