High risk of rip currents for much of the Outer Banks on Monday

A red flag flying in Kill Devil Hills. [Courtesy Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue]

A high rip current risk continues today, Monday, July 11, at the following beaches: Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Pea Island, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, and Buxton.

Low rip current risks are south of Cape Hatteras including Frisco, Hatteras Village, & Ocracoke. While the risk for rip currents is low, life-threatening rip currents may still be present. Remember LOW risk does not mean NO risk!

Strongest rip currents often occur a couple hours either side of low tide, which is around 11:25 a.m. today.

Remember to obey the red flags and stay out of the water. If help is needed, call 911.

Beach safety information can be found at BEACH SAFETY and LOVE THE BEACH, RESPECT THE OCEAN.