Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier

The hurricane is behind us. Except for Ocracoke everything on the Outer Banks is open and welcoming visitors and the Eastern Surf Association finals beginning Sunday and running through next week is what back to normal is all about. The ESA is celebrating its 50th anniversary—not quite as experienced in the as Joe Lamb, Jr. … Continue reading Annual ESA’s Surf Competition Returns to Jennette’s Pier

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

Outer Banks Surfing for Autism a Special Day

Everyone has a certain day or event that they look forward to every year. It’s certainly an individual choice, but honestly the Outer Banks Surfing for Autism that just happened on Saturday at Jennette’s Pier has to be at the top of anyone’s list who has been there. There is nothing quite like it.  For … Continue reading Outer Banks Surfing for Autism a Special Day

A Perfect Weekend to Greet an Outer Banks Summer

It doesn’t get much better than this. Our Outer Banks beaches were filled, and no wonder. The weather this Memorial Day weekend has been as close to perfect as could be. Memorial Day…well, Memorial Day weekend…is the unofficial start of summer. For those who are sticklers for detail, June 21 is the first day of … Continue reading A Perfect Weekend to Greet an Outer Banks Summer

Weather Looks Great for Star Party

Ready for a Star Party? Jennette’s Pier, Tuesday, February 5 from 6-9 p.m. get ready for an evening of gazing into the night sky. The weather is looking pretty promising. The forecast calls for evening temperature in the 50s and almost no wind. Clouds are predicted to be scattered so the Milky Way should be … Continue reading Weather Looks Great for Star Party

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

Fall on the Outer Banks-An Event for Everyone

Fall is the best time to be on the Outer Banks. Summer is wonderful, but when fall arrives the magic happens. The days are still warm but the summer heat has backed off a bit; ocean water temperature is very manageable and there aren’t quite as many people here as the summer, but still enough that … Continue reading Fall on the Outer Banks-An Event for Everyone

Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Into every life a little rain must fall, but this has been ridiculous. Since this last system moved in on Saturday evening, rainfall has come in around 10”. That’s a lot. For the most part the Outer Banks actually handles a heavy rain like that pretty well. The ground is porous—these are giant sandbars—so the … Continue reading Rain and The Great Outer Banks Escarpment

Back to Normal on Outer Banks as Frigid Temperatures Retreat

With temperatures finally climbing above freezing it looks as though Snowmageddon is finally coming to an end on the Outer Banks. Effects of Cold Temperatures and Heavy Snowfall Not completely back to normal yet. Dare County Schools will be closed on Monday—that’s three snow days in a row. But county roads are still not completely … Continue reading Back to Normal on Outer Banks as Frigid Temperatures Retreat

Surfalorus Weekend on the Outer Banks

It’s Surfalorus weekend on the Outer Banks. The 6th annual showing of all films surf related kicked off tonight at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Typically when we talk about a film festival we hit the highlights…point to some film that looks outstanding, and make recommendations. Limitless This year, however, we may already have had … Continue reading Surfalorus Weekend on the Outer Banks