Waves Emerge From the Mists

Fog envelops the break at Jennette’s Pier.

Turquoise Waves Fill a Tide Pool

A tide pool forms beneath Jennette’s Pier as 1-3 foot waves break in the background.

OBX Wave Report Jan 30 — 2-4 Foot With Rain Tapering Off

Waves are 2-4 feet for most Outer Banks beaches as an impulse of stormy weather moves out to sea.

Change in the OBX Weather With High Clouds and Building Surf

Waves begin to build as clouds move in.

OBX Wave Report Jan 29 — Shift to Stormy Pattern With Larger Surf

A series of fronts and coastal storms are expected to increase wave heights across the Outer Banks with surf rising to 2-4 feet this week and 4-8 feet by Friday/Saturday.

Calm Sea and a Polar Bear Club in the Distance at Kill Devil Hills

Calm 1 foot waves break on the beach at Kill Devil Hills as a polar bear club jumps into the 48 degree January water to the south.

Golden Afternoon Sunlight on Roanoke Sound

Roanoke Sound as seen from Nags Head Woods on January 28th.

OBX Wave Report Jan 28 — Clean, Small, Building

Waves are 1-2 foot across the Outer Banks today. A minor coastal storm is predicted to kick up a swell into Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Intro focus — the clean energy revolution. Long range focus on weather — coastal storm potential that makes you go hmm…

Crystal Blue Seas, Birds Take Flight, Dolphins Offshore

1-2 foot waves at Jennette’s Pier on a beautiful January afternoon. Flight of birds about midway through. Dolphins visible offshore at the end.

An ADL Friday For Future — Giving to Fight Hate and Denial

OBX Wave Report special charity edition where we highlight the good work of the Anti-Defamation League to fight hate, fascism, and to protect democracy.

OBX Wave Report Jan 27 — Holocaust Remembrance Day

In this Friday for Future episode of the OBX Wave Report, we remember the Holocaust and ask all wave carvers to dedicate their surf sessions today to never forgetting and to fighting hatred, fascism, and political violence.

Low Tide With Waves Slamming the Sand Bar, Rip Currents, and Sanderlings

Evening low tide at Jennette’s Pier brings 1-3 foot waves, flocks of sanderlings, a rip tide in the channel and some skim boarders.

Love For The Earth — Moon In The Mouth Of Dusk

Moon in the mouth of dusk,

Beauty seen by living eyes on Earth,

How could we not but give love for her?

Who gave everything?


OBX Wave Report Jan 26 — 2-8 Foot Surf Follows Behind Yesterday’s Gale

Large surf in the range of 2-5 foot north and 4-8 foot south pounds OBX beaches in the wake of yesterday’s gale.

Crazy OBX Rainfall as Massive Front Sweeps Through

Footage of severe rainfall and gale force winds sweeping across Kitty Hawk last night in the Outer Banks as a massive frontal storm swept through.

Storm Approaches Across Roanoke Sound

A frontal storm approaches from across Roanoke Sound.

Caught some rays of sunlight streaming down through the clouds ahead of the gale force winds and heavy rains.

Wrap Around Swells, Storm Moving In, Fast Current Sweeps Balloon Under The Pier

Strong southwest winds drive a ripping longshore current, knocks spray off the waves, pushes a balloon through the swell and sweeps it under Jennette’s Pier. The balloon in the surf provides an indicator of current speed at about 6:30 in the video.

OBX Wave Report Jan 25 — Surf Set to Build as a Storm Rolls In

Small waves in the range of 0-2 feet are set to build to 2-8+ feet later today as a massive frontal system sweeps in bringing gale force winds and possible thunderstorms.

Climate Scientist Chat Jan 24 — Renewables, Extreme Weather, Storms, Poles, Gates

A special OBX Wave Report review of today’s climate expert chatter.

OBX Wave Report Jan 24 — 1-2 Foot With Another Gale on The Way

A storm gathering over Texas is expected to kick up gale force winds and stormy conditions for the Outer Banks starting late Wednesday. Meanwhile, today, waves across the Outer Banks are in the range of 1-2 foot. Following December’s bomb cyclone, numerous fronts and yesterday’s hurricane force gust at Jennette’s Pier, a larger analysis of Winter of 2022-2023 weather trends for the Outer Banks is included for added local and regional context.

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