Outer Banks Surf Report-Excellent Conditions Everywhere

A Great Day–And Week–To Be On the Water We must have done something right to please the Surf gods here on the Outer Banks because for the past week we have just about ideal surf conditions… and today was no exception. And it looks as though those conditions are going to continue for the next … Continue reading Outer Banks Surf Report-Excellent Conditions Everywhere

Perfect Weather Creates Perfect Opportunity to Explore Outer Banks

Sunny weather and a beautiful sunset over Kitty Hawk Bay. It looks as though the weather gods are going be blessing the Outer Banks with some beautiful sunny days and mild temperatures for the next week. This is certainly the time to get out and enjoy some beautiful fall days. There is so much to … Continue reading Perfect Weather Creates Perfect Opportunity to Explore Outer Banks

Jockey’s Ridge State Park-An Outer Banks Hidden Gem

Discover the Unexpected at Jockey’s Ridge State Park There are, throughout the Outer Banks unexpected finds–a hidden gem, if you will. Places that may be a bit more difficult to get to, but getting there is worth every bit of the effort. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head is one of those places. There … Continue reading Jockey’s Ridge State Park-An Outer Banks Hidden Gem

Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand

Fulgurite a Delicate, Intricate Shape of Lightning The Outer Banks week is looking like it’s going to be a bit stormy for a couple of days. The forecast doesn’t look too bad toward the end of the week though. With the storms, if there is lightening, comes the possibility of a remarkable phenomenon—fulgurite. Created by … Continue reading Fulgurite-Lightning Captured in the Sand

Outer Banks Safety Tips for a Great Vacation

For very good reasons the Outer Banks is one of the most popular places for families to visit. Fantastic summer weather, great beaches and the ocean is usually a great place to go swimming. But usually is not always, and there are some days when going in the ocean is dangerous. We call them red … Continue reading Outer Banks Safety Tips for a Great Vacation

Spring Weather Brings Wonderful Beach Day

Warm Sand and Spring Weather Comes to the Outer Banks Walking along the Kitty Hawk beach, on a perfect spring day is the perfect way to remember how special the Outer Banks really is. The water is still pretty cold, and the few people who were getting in it had on wet suits, but that didn’t … Continue reading Spring Weather Brings Wonderful Beach Day

Power of Nor’easter Tosses Container Ship Cargo to Ocean

Wind and Waves Damage Cargo Ship The container ship Maersk Shanghai, bound for Charleston, SC lost 70-73 containers 17 miles off Oregon Inlet Saturday night the Coast Guard has reported. That puts into perspective just how powerful the March nor’easter that is pounding the East Coast is. At the time the containers fell into the … Continue reading Power of Nor’easter Tosses Container Ship Cargo to Ocean

Springtime in February on the Outer Banks

A Great Day to Be on the Beach A day like we had today is a rare Outer Banks treat in February. Warm temperatures, a breeze from the southwest and the waves were breaking beautifully this morning. Of course, the water temperature is still 45-50 degrees, so no one was in the water in shorts, … Continue reading Springtime in February on the Outer Banks

Jockey’s Ridge State Park Most Visited in NC

Over 1.5 Million Visitors Last Year We’ve always known that Jockey’s Ridge State Park is popular and the latest news from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources confirms that. Jockey’s Ridge State Park was the most visited North Carolina Park in 2017. According to NCDNCR 1,560,254 visitors came to the park last … Continue reading Jockey’s Ridge State Park Most Visited in NC

Hurricane Maria Effects Southern Outer Banks

Hurricane Maria Effects on Outer Banks Even though the center of Hurricane Maria is going to remain far out to sea, as a precautionary step Ocracoke and Hatteras Island have evacuated all visitors. This does not effect the northern Outer Banks—Nags Head to Corolla—at all. The concern in this case is ocean overwash, especially north of … Continue reading Hurricane Maria Effects Southern Outer Banks