This Tide Chart is for the Northern Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina. This OBX area includes: Corolla, the four wheel drive area (4WD), Swan Beach, North Swan Beach and Carova Beach.
Tides play an important role when living and vacationing on the Outer Banks.
- Low tide is the time to find sandy treasures of all kinds, especially sea shells.
- Fisherman look for the outgoing or incoming tide to catch feeding fish.
- Swimmers need to be alert to the potential for stronger rip currents during low tide.
- Surfers and boogie boarders prefer the incoming tide to catch the biggest waves.
- Those living or vacationing in the 4x4 area beaches of Corolla, Swan Beach and Carova are the most tide minded people on the Outer Banks. For them, the smoth hard sand of low tide open ups a quick and easy commute up and down the beach. Low means GO!