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Surfing in North Carolina« on: June 02 2004 00:06:00 »
Im planning on taking a trip to the outerbanks NC the first couple of weeks in August. I know almost nothing about the area so im not sure where to go. It would be a big help if someone could tell me about a few things like the surfing conditions, crowds, atmosphere of the different areas of NC. Wheres the best place for waves and a good time during august? Thanks
RE: Surfing in North Carolina« Reply #1 on: June 22 2004 10:06:00 »
The waves depend on the storms (hurricanes) at sea and the local wind conditions. Late August it may pick up. Crowds depend on the conditions and the location like anywhere else. If it is small it is concentrated at a local sand bar which are up and down the beaches and we have lots of that here. When it is big, no crowds. Ability determines the spots which are best.
RE: Surfing in North Carolina« Reply #2 on: July 08 2004 00:07:00 »
how would it be the first week of October? i'm visiting a friend and would to try something outside of california. cheers
RE: Surfing in North Carolina« Reply #3 on: July 27 2004 10:07:00 »
hey i live on NC's outer banks. august is perfect. look at the swell charts, watch the weather, pray for a hurricane. on the Outer banks, anywhere in hatteras is good. it's a 2 sided beach, chances are somewhere will be breaking. the power lies on the north side, towns such as rodanthe, salvo, and pea island have good sandbars. i've surfed just some random public beach access in rodanthe completely going off from a storm pushing offshore. 5 foot barrels spitting breaking all the way in. perfect frothy setup into a roaring pit that swallowed me whole, all day long, every tide. you don't even have to try to get tubed on a good day here. just hope there's a swell.
RE: Surfing in North Carolina« Reply #4 on: August 05 2004 09:08:00 »
yeah we just went to north carolina obx, the waves were good for begginers- some days were better then others. But now theres a really big hurricane the waves are probably good but the riptidesare strong..
RE: Surfing in North Carolina« Reply #5 on: August 24 2004 22:08:00 »
dude i grew up in the outer banks you can check out live what's happening on the beach at whalebone surfshop all good sherry
RE: Surfing in North Carolina« Reply #6 on: August 24 2004 22:08:00 »
surf is awesome in oct but you will need full wetsuit temps in water are around 45 -50
RE: Surfing in North Carolina« Reply #7 on: September 05 2004 07:09:00 »
Water temp 45-50 deg? This isn't New Jersey. It's stll warm water. A light suit or no suit will suffice.