Video: Beachgoers, surfers enjoy near-perfect OBX afternoon

By on September 19, 2018

Beachgoers enjoyed near-perfect weather on Wednesday as a cold front that moved through overnight brought an onshore breeze and cooler temperatures.

While water temperatures were hovering around the low 80s, there was a moderate risk of rip currents along the Outer Banks. Only experienced surf swimmers should be in the ocean.

And even though the waves were a little choppy for their liking with the northeast breeze, the annual ESA Eastern’s surf competition was in full swing at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

For the most part, northeastern North Carolina escaped the wrath of Hurricane Florence.

Access to all of the Outer Banks has reopened, except for visitors to Ocracoke, who will be allowed to return on Friday.

Dry weather is forecast headed into the first weekend of the fall, with daytime highs around 80 and overnight lows around 68.

A few afternoon showers and thunderstorms may pop up late Sunday and the early part of next week.

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