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Good Clean Fun this Saturday, May 9th

Looking for some good clean fun this weekend?  Keep Onslow Beautiful is offering up two locations to come out and join your friends and neighbors for a beach cleanup. Beach cleanups are not only fun and educational, but they are extremely rewarding.  By cleaning the beach near where you live, […]


Fat Bike Racers Prepare for US Open Beach Championships

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC March 10, 2015 – “We’re super excited about this weekend’s race,” said Shawn Spencer, chairman of the US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships. “We have racers coming from 4 states, including a registrant from California. The weather looks like it will cooperate and be warm for us. […]


Coastinista: Your Daily Cup of Coastal Conservation (Tangled Up in the Blue)

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 […]


Red Bull Storm Chase Coming to Hatteras!?!

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 […]


AWT Hatteras Wave Jam 2012 Poster!

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 […]


Your Missing Out on Some Real FUN!

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 […]


OBX Outer Banks: Just Imagine Your Favorite Outdoor Place…

OBX Outer Banks, NC – Now that the spell of NE winds have subsided on the OBX, we begin to look at the upcoming SW opportunities and wavesailing potential for the east facing beaches. However, one dark stain on opportunity to enjoy the best breaks on the islands is the […]


Day Three, Saturday Wavesailing Action!

Day Three of the NNE spree took us to the south side as far as the south end of Ocracoke Island!  The swell was considerably smaller than Friday’s south side wrap, but there remained some fun set waves and perfect side-off wind direction on the south side of Ocracoke.  Ralph […]


Beautiful Side Off at Billy Mitchell (Ramp 49)!

Beautiful Side Off at Billy Mitchell (Ramp 49)! Yesterday, the NE continued providing the famed “NE Wrap” of swell around Cape Point to allow surf to fill in on the south facing beaches of the OBX.  Billy Mitchell Airfield (Ramp 49) has some excellent outside sandbars right now, and the […]