JACKSONVILLE, NC June 25, 2015 – Keep Onslow Beautiful and several sponsors are gathering to host the 9th Annual Earth & Surf Fest at North Topsail Beach July 4 rain or shine. The Earth & Surf Fest is an Environmental Awareness event and the festival mission is to create a […]

Earth and Surf Fest headlines July 4 in North Topsail ...

Disclaimer: This is a shameless plug, but I am way too excited not to share this with my Beach Carolina family of readers. This extremely proud Carolina native is so stoked to share that she is officially part of the crew for the 2015 Amazon eXXpedition, yep I spelled it […]

Carolina Native will eXXpedition for Science

SNEADS FERRY, NC April 11, 2015 – As a child, very little made me as happy as being on the water.  My most fond and cherished memories involve my love for salt water.  I grew up on the Intracoastal Waterway off highway 101 in Beaufort, NC and most of my […]

Underwater Obsession: I Adore the Man in Grey

Coastal communities are no different than any other with one big exception: the Ocean.  Folks who live at the coast have a common environmental bond, whether they have realized it or not.  In West Palm Beach, it is Jim Abernethy’s mission to bring locals together to strengthen that bond while creating […]

Getting People Underwater

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest […]

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

A few years ago, as seen in these photos, I was doing a beach cleanup at the South end of Topsail Island and came across this Common Loon that was hooked, tangled, and emaciated. I was able to grab him, remove the hook and line, but he was still in […]

Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up ...

CHARLESTON, SC Oct. 7, 2014 –  Shark. Just one mention of the ancient jagged-toothed creature that lurks beneath the waves fascinates our culture as much as it inspires fear. This image is amplified annually through the beloved Sharkweek program, which has run for more than 25 years. People know the […]

Peace of mind in the ocean: The first user-friendly shark ...

Wahine Classic kicks off week of surf contests, camps WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 15, 2014 – On the shores of the nationally ranked surf town in some of the country’s cleanest ocean waters, more than 100 female surfers from New York to Florida will compete in shortboard, longboard and standup […]

Women's Surfing Competition Returns to North Carolina

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC January 7, 2014 – Wrightsville Beach will host one of the East Coast’s longest running stand-up paddleboard races on Friday and Saturday, January 17-18, 2014. The 6th Annual Cold Stroke Classic features the coldest race conditions of the year in coastal North Carolina. Over 120 professional and […]

Acclaimed Cold Stroke Classic Returns to N.C. January 18

Wrightsville Beach, NC November 17, 2013 – Following a Canadian sweep of the North Carolina Surf to Sound competition on Saturday, Wilmington area athletes Jarrod Covington and April Zilg won top honors on Sunday in the Men’s and Women’s divisions of the East Coast Paddle Surf Championship. “Sun and waves. […]

Wilmington area Athletes Dominate East Coast Paddle Surf Championship