MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) The National Weather service in Wilmington has issued a Beach Hazard statement through Sunday night. This includes all coastal waters of Horry and Georgetown counties. Strong north winds of 15-20 miles per hour with gust to 25 miles per hour will continue to churn surf and bring dangerous swimming conditions to the area .
A rip current statement has been put out by the NWS as well warning of the high risk for rip currents. Swimming is not advised through the weekend. A strong long shore current will make swimming tough for even the strongest of swimmers. Not to mention the 4 foot waves that will be crashing in fast sets making for a not so pleasant beach day.
Rip currents are possible throughout the entire day but the best chance to see rip currents is within a 2 hour window of low tide. Low tide is set to occur in Myrtle Beach around 1:30 PM on Sunday meaning anytime between 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM with be especially hazardous.
Also, a small craft advisory is in place for our coastal waters. The high winds will make waves offshore crest at 5 to 7 feet. It will be a good idea to check with your charter captains before heading out on the water.
Although tomorrow will prove to be a nice beach day. Stay clear of going more then ankle deep in the waters.