One Reason You Don’t Have to Leave the Carolinas to Surf

Photo credit: Bryan Elkus
Photo credit: Bryan Elkus

The Outer Banks. It’s the hidden gem of the East Coast surfing community. The 200-mile-long stretch of carefully linked barrier islands is a paradise for surfers, beach-combers, kiteboarders and just about all water-loving enthusiasts.

After all, the Outer Banks (known by all who have been there as the “OBX”) are surrounded on both sides by water — the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Currituck, Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds on the other. And while the Atlantic Ocean isn’t particularly known for its consistent and high-quality surf, the Outer Banks’ unique position floating out to sea and conveniently shaped like a half-moon, allows it to pick up Atlantic swells from the North, East and South. Continue reading “One Reason You Don’t Have to Leave the Carolinas to Surf”