Paddle boarder catching a wave in Kitty Hawk.

After some morning rain the sun came out, the winds shifted offshore and things really cleaned up for Outer Banks surfers. Waves seemed to be running 5-6’ with an even break, making it was one of the best days for surfing in a while.

The best waves looked to be 50-75 yards offshore, so it took some effort to get out there. Paddle boarders were out in force along with surfers, and everyone seemed to be doing pretty well.

The forecast for the rest of the week calls for daytime temperatures bouncing between downright chilly to January cool—mid 50s, but most importantly for surfers, winds are predicted to be from the northwest to southwest all week. If that holds true, we should have the best surf conditions we’ve had all winter, although todays head high surf will be the biggest waves of the week.

With water temperatures holding in the low 50s and daytime temps ranging from 40-55, full wetsuits are a must, and it’s probably a good idea to have a hood as well.

Surfers, winter is a great time of the year to come to the Outer Banks; beaches are almost deserted, there’s usually some good action in the water and rates are at their lowest. If you can get away for a week, give us a call at Brindley Beach Vacations–(877) 642-3224–and take a break from the grind.