Hatteras Wave Fest 2008, Middle of Crazy!

Hatteras Wave Fest 2008 continues, and currently we are in the middle of crazy!! A strong tropical-type storm is raging offshore, and with the gradient compression between a high pressure to our north and this system to our southeast, the OBX is getting battered!

Latest reports are that there is no action on the southern beaches, and a few of the crew are on Ocracoke. Though soundside, the smallest sails are flying! Everyone is in "wait and see" mode for Thursday and Friday, as the forecast calls for BIG surf and E to SE winds! This sets up classic epic Cove conditions, so stay tuned?!

Though, based on this Mirlo Beach cam shot at around 3:15pm today, hopefully I as well as others coming from north of Rodanthe can get down there tomorrow?!

Mirlo Beach ocean overwash at the northern end of Rodanthe a few hours BEFORE high tide! Just out of left side camera frame is the house featured in the movie Nights in Rodanthe. That house may be a victim of the ocean before this movie goes to DVD?! photo source: Dare County webcams

Mirlo Beach ocean overwash at the northern end of Rodanthe close to high tide! Or should we call it Mirlo Inlet?! If driving though that ocean water, be sure to rinse the underside of your vehicle very well!! photo source: Dare County webcams