Kill Devil Hills, NC recently came in at number 6 on Surfer Magazine's list of the best surf towns in the United States. Surfer Magazine named the southern culture and the ability to make quick trips down to Hatteras Island as reasons to visit this gem of a North Carolina town. As the California coast continues to become more and more crowded, the uncrowded draw of the Outer Banks and the East Coast as a whole becomes more appealing to surfers and all types of water men alike. The Outer Banks are much more exposed to the Atlantic Ocean than most of the East Coast which in turn makes the area pick up swell from a variety of directions. When the wind and swell come together correctly, Kill Devil Hills can become a surferâåÛåªs paradise. The article on sufermagazine.com mentions the good possibility of hurricanes and winter isolation as the minor drawbacks of living in Kill Devil Hills. While the seasons do bring major changes to the lifestyle here on the Outer Banks, it is those same seasonal changes that make the Outer Banks such a special and unique place to call home!
Below: A surfer enjoys some beautiful fall weather and spends some quality time with the gulls. Photo: Renee Budnack