Clouds, Chop, and a Controlled Burn

March Day at the Beach — Surfers and Sunbathers

Surfers and beach-goers at Jennette’s Pier on March 16.

Two Surfers — A Quick Ride

Two surfers catch a wave at Jennette’s Pier on March 16.

The OBX Wave Report March 16 — 1-4 Feet Ahead of a Storm Front

1-4 foot waves break across the Outer Banks on March 16. A storm front approaching from the west will bring gale force gusts south Friday and rain Saturday. In weather and climate news — a nor’easter may form off the Outer Banks by Wednesday of next week and an atmospheric river is expected to deliver more storms to California on Monday and Tuesday. More in depth weather and climate analysis throughout.


Cobalt Blue Skies, White Gulls

2-4 foot waves break beneath cobalt blue skies as white gulls fly overhead.

OBX Wave Report March 15 — Chill Northwest Winds, Smaller Surf

2-5 foot waves break across the Outer Banks on March 15th.

Strong West Wind and Breakers

Strong west winds feather the breakers at Jennette’s Pier on March 14.

Barrels of Grackles

Grackles gather as northwest gusts blow the tops off the waves at Jennette’s Pier on March 14.

The OBX Wave Report March 14 — Big, Cold and Sunny

4-10 foot waves break across the Outer Banks on Tuesday March 14.

Heavy Surf Through the Pylons

Heavy surf on Monday as seen through the Pylons at Jennette’s Pier.

Feathered Spray in the Cold

Spray feathers off large waves as seen from Jennette’s Pier on March 13.

OBX Wave Report March 11 — Likely Big Barrels at Buxton

A large swell moves in from the east as strong winds blow from the west. This is a recipe for barrels here on the Outer Banks.

Misty Rain and a Gale Warning

4-7 Foot waves break off Jennette’s Pier beneath misty rain with near coastal waters under a Gale warning. A sea bird swims in the shore break.

OBX Wave Report March 10 — Another Gale Friday For Future

Morning surf training in the rough stuff. Another gale gathers. Atmospheric river aims at California. Friday For Future week 238. Big Oil is amoral. Elon Musk used Saudi money and possibly worse to buy Twitter.

Stormy Dawn

Jennette’s Pier with 3-6 foot waves on a cold dawn surf session.

Dusk Patrol and the March Surf Rumble

3-5 foot waves rumble in the dusk at Jennette’s Pier on March 9.

OBX Wave Report March 9 — Excellent Surf Noon Thursday Through Noon Friday

Good surf conditions will move from south to north across the Outer Banks over the next 24 hours as winds die down and a powerful Atlantic storm pumps out a strong swell. Overall stormy picture for the USA over the coming 1-2 weeks promises to provide a series of strong coastal fronts and lows. Arctic warming and hotter than normal oceans playing their part in current weather dynamics. Climate crisis enhanced river of moisture takes aim at California again.

Powerful Current Beneath Blue Skies

Powerful cross-shore current at Jennette’s Pier on March 8.

White and Wild

Heavy chop on the afternoon of March 7 at Jennette’s Pier at 415 PM.

Small Morning Waves Before the Big North Swell

Getting into the water for an early morning session before a strong north wind arrives to chop up the surf.

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