Outer Banks Throw Down

The Outer Banks is a remarkable place–not just physically or geographically, which it is, but the people who live here have this wonderful sense of how important it is to care about friends and neighbors. Of course, living as we do by the Atlantic Ocean, there may be some beach time and some fun associated with it, but we do go out of our way to help.

They held the 5th Annual Throw Down North of Town in Southern Shores on Saturday and by all accounts it was spectacular day. A benefit for Scooter Raynor, a surfer who is suffering from a rare condition called Pulmonary Hypertension, over 1000 people showed up for a day of sun and surf–and fund raising.

ScooterâåÛåªs condition is truly life threatening and at this point in time, the best, and maybe only, treatment option left is a lung transplant.

Even though the event was held for a very serious cause, it was a great day on the beach. The early morning waves were great for kids to get in the water and try their hand at surf competition, the waves got big enough later in the day for some of the pros and retired pros to put on a great show.

Event organizers Greg Sherman, Stephen Lamm and Randy Jones were overwhelmed by the response. âåÛåÏEvery year we seem to double what we did last year,âåÛå Jones said.

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