OBX Wave Report March 20 — Smaller Waves as a Big Warm Up Gathers Steam

1-3 Foot waves break across the Outer Banks as the region looks forward to a massive warm up on Wednesday through Friday.

OBX Wave Report March 19 — North Wind Chop Across a Green Ocean

1-3 Foot waves break across the Outer Banks out of a green ocean chopped up by a north wind. Beautiful clear evening with a likely spectacular sunset.

OBX Wave Report March 18 — Clouds, Cold Ocean, Rain, 1-6 Foot Waves

A front sweeps through the Outer Banks bringing rain and a little rough surf. Clearing by nightfall.

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.


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

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

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

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

OBX Wave Report March 13 — Foam on the Beach, Wind Through the Pines

Large waves break across the Outer Banks in association with a gathering nor’easter that is expected to pummel the US northeast tonight through tomorrow.

OBX Wave Report March 12 — Gray Pre-Nor-Easter Sunday

Very large 5-12 foot waves break across the Outer Banks on a pre-nor-easter Sunday.

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.

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.

OBX Wave Report March 8 — Strong North Wind and Swell

Gale force winds are pushing an 8-9 foot swell toward the Outer Banks from the north. Beaches are now seeing waves in the range of 3-7 feet with a stiff cross shore current. March looking stormy for much of the US as a trough dips down from the Arctic.

OBX Wave Report March 7 — Ocean Gales

Big waves are coming to the Outer Banks driven by a series of ocean gales. Just completed surf session #14 and have had the pleasure of teaching a new surfer as well. Lots of motivation to get out into the waves!

OBX Wave Report March 4 — Brilliant Surf

Brilliant, warm beaches despite a northwest wind. Beautiful, hollow, 1-3 foot waves across the Outer Banks on Saturday March 4.

The OBX Wave Report March 3 — Greenland Heat and a Gale Warning Friday for Future

Greenland hits above freezing in March. Air rushing north toward the pole will displace cold Arctic air, forcing it onto the lower 48. This cold air is expected to come into collision with hotter than normal air over the ocean. The result may set off powerful nor’easters for the eastern seaboard by Saturday of next week.

OBX Wave Report March 1 — 3-7 Foot With Barrels

Large easterly swell brings big barrels to the OBX.

OBX Wave Report Feb 27 — Heat, Storms, Sea Level Rise, Waves

Good waves forecast this week as two fronts are predicted to sweep through, one tonight, and one Friday. The primary driver being an easterly wind pattern pushing swells in from the stormy, Winter North Atlantic. Larger discussion of climate change related impacts to extreme weather, heat, and sea level rise. Let’s get on board for the rapid global deployment of clean energy so we can save the OBX and so many other beautiful coastlines.

OBX Wave Report Feb 25 — Nor’easter Light

A light nor’easter sweeps across the Outer Banks bringing cooler weather, rain, and larger 2-4 foot surf. Weather expected to improve tomorrow with decent surf conditions expected. Out west, a severe storm system hammers California with heavy precipitation.

North Winds, Pelicans and a Jellyfish

North winds kick up chop along the Outer Banks with waves expected to rise throughout the day.

OBX Wave Report Feb 23 — Heat Records Shattered, Strong Winds as Waves Build

Slava Ukraine Friday for Future! Heat records have been shattered across the US southeast in the wake of a winter heat dome. Small, fun waves expected to build throughout the day as strong winds sweep in from the north. Storms to strike California, huge wave event for Central Atlantic, global heat in focus on this Friday for Future.

Little Rocket in the Hot February Sun

Small surf off Jennette’s Pier on an 80 degree day in February.

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