Windsurfing


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


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 ...




The Red Bull Storm Chase has narrowed its short list of international destinations for the upcoming extreme wave/wind surfing window, and Hatteras has made the cut! The listing notes the “US East Coast” yet the marker is firmly planted on Cape Hatteras, and I have been in direct contact with […]

Red Bull Storm Chase Coming to Hatteras!?!


Cape Hatteras, NC – The official poster for the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam 2012!  Sponsors to be added soon!  Great job Keith M! In other windsurfing news, the OBX has been rocking with daily SW winds topping the upper 20s!  The forecast is set to continue for most of this […]

AWT Hatteras Wave Jam 2012 Poster!



By Christopher D. Roberson Nags Head, NC – Tethered by 65 ft. of flying lines while strapped to a five-foot board, their parachute-shaped kites whisk them across the surf. Then suddenly, they leap into the air, fly without wings and land like cats. They call themselves kiteboarders. Chris Moore, kiteboarding […]

Wind Catchers (a.k.a Kiteboarding)


Chapel Hill, NC – Summer in North Carolina. Time once again to think about boating, swimming, beach trips and … toxic algae blooms.   Anyone who remembers North Carolina’s ’87 red tide or the Pfiesteria hysteria of the late 1990s knows just how serious a problem algae blooms can be. […]

Summertime Slime: How to Prepare for and Prevent Summer Algae ...


Whether at the beach or in one’s backyard, follow these steps to enjoy the holiday. WILMINGTON, NC, June 27, 2012 — The Independence Day Holiday is just around the corner and many people will visit the beach, enjoy fireworks, or fire up the grill for a backyard barbecue.   “The […]

Cape Fear Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe 4th ...



OBX Outer Banks, NC – Yesterday, leftover swell from the recent string of NE wind remained on the east facing beaches providing some really fun summer time surf!  The standard surfing crew had it in the morning when the swell was up and the tide was pushing near low with […]

Your Missing Out on Some Real FUN!