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

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

Surfing for Autism Comes to Nags Head Beach

Tomorrow morning is the big day for Surfing for Autism. Hundreds of kids affected by the full range of the autism spectrum take to the surf at Jennette’s Pier. This is the 8th time in a row that the local organization Surfing for Autism has put on the event, and it seems to get more … Continue reading Surfing for Autism Comes to Nags Head Beach

Outer Banks Seafood Fest-Expect a Great Time

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is coming at just the right time. Gates open at 10:30 on Saturday and the food and entertainment keeps going until six. The setting at the Nags Head Event Site is perfect with Roanoke Sound as a backdrop and helping to create what looks like an ideal day, the forecast … Continue reading Outer Banks Seafood Fest-Expect a Great Time