Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is gone, thank goodness, and the cleanup is going very well. The northern Outer Banks completely opened to visitors this afternoon and hopefully Hatteras Island will follow suit in a few days. Ocracoke, though, is going to take a while to cleanup and get ready for visitors. Initial reports seem to indicate there … Continue reading Back to Normal after Hurricane Dorian

Fall-Surfing Time on the Outer Banks

The waves have been rolling as the surf competitions come to the Outer Banks. Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is the place to be in September as some of the best surfers around check out the break generated by the sandbar that builds up just south of the pier. The WRV Outer Banks Pro just … Continue reading Fall-Surfing Time on the Outer Banks

ESA Championships Overcome Tough Conditions

Tough Conditions for ESA Championships Somehow the organizers of the Eastern Surf Association (ESA) Championships managed to get two days of competition into one on Sunday. And a good thing they did because surf conditions today are horrible—a classic example of being blown out. Onshore winds from the northeast 25-30 with stronger gusts; waves 7-10’, … Continue reading ESA Championships Overcome Tough Conditions

A Great Day to Fly a Kite on the Beach

Near Perfect Conditions for Kite Flying It was a great day to fly a kite on an Outer Banks beach. The wind was from the northeast at a steady 15mph, which is the perfect direction for a great time in a beautiful setting. Someone had a small dragon kite in the sky, it’s red tail … Continue reading A Great Day to Fly a Kite on the Beach

Surf Weekend on OBX

It is wonderful to sit outside and watch a surfing movie, and that is what we got to do tonight as the Dare County Arts Council’s Surfalorus Film Festival opened tonight at the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills. It was a bit windy, but the screen was anchored and things went really … Continue reading Surf Weekend on OBX

Surfing Takes Center Stage in September

There’s a lot of surf action coming up in September and it’s looking as though mid month for anyone who’s in to all things surfing, the Outer Banks is the place to be. Maybe it’s not really “action” but the Surfalorous Film Festival sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council is coming back for its … Continue reading Surfing Takes Center Stage in September