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7 Surf Zone Fatalities in 2020:
4 Rip Currents, 3 Unknown Cause

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North Carolina Surf Deaths in 2019, see list below

rip current fatality Rip Currents
high surf fatality High Surf
sneaker wave fatality location Sneaker Waves
other, longshore wave Other
other surf death Unknown


Rip Current
  • Emerald Isle: 2
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Ocracoke
  • Topsail Beach
  • Carolina Beach
  • Duck
  • Emerald Isle