Hurricane Irene has come and gone. And she left quite a path of destruction in her wake. There was a lot of hype leading up to Ms. Irene's arrival. A potential Category 3 or 4 storm eventually landed on the OBX as a Cat 1. We were all very happy to see Irene's intensity diminish as she drew close to shore, but the realism of a major storm was always in the back of our minds. Unfortunately, even that realism did not prepare us for the destruction that was about to arrive. Last Friday (Irene arrived late that night), I took a trip to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head to get a pre-Irene beach report. It was a nice day, but the conditions were worsening, and it was clear some funky weather was on the way. So, I asked a professional OBX photographer to tag along to capture some of Outer Banks: Hurricane Irene, "Before." Luckily, Whitney of Whitney Norko Photography agreed to come, and we got some amazing before pictures. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKkMejtAHes&feature=player_embedded] Our plan was do to a "before" and "after" shoot of the same OBX landmarks. In a typical Outer Banks hurricane a before and after route along the "Beach Road" would make sense. But Hurricane Irene was not the typical OBX hurricane. This beast decided to attack the Sound instead of the ocean. Around midnight on Friday the winds and rain began to pick up, and it was clear Ms. Irene had arrived. The winds and rain remained high throughout the night, but not overwhelmingly so. Around lunch time, my family and I decided to take a trip to the beach to see how things were, and to be honest, they were not terrible. The wind was whipping, and the sand felt like it was piercing my skin, but the beach and "Beach Road" were not seeing too much damage...some siding and shingles coming off homes, but not much significant damage. Here's a link to my UStream video of the beach...not much to see, but you can get the effect of the wind. After the trip, we adjourned home to take in the sites and sounds of the afternoon hurricane on the Sound. And the sites and sounds were eerily quiet. Foreshadowing of what was to come? We took a walk out to the Sound, and it was amazingly empty! When Hurricane Irene began, here winds were blowing hard out of the East, and as a result, she blew almost ALL of the water out of the Sound. We walked 200 - 300 yards past the normal water line and THERE WAS NO WATER! Here's a link to my UStream video on the Sound. Unreal is all I can say. Within a couple hours after I shot that video, everything changed for the worse. Fast! And with force! Once the eye moved passed, the winds switched to the west/northwest, and all of that Sound water that was pushed out came back, with a vengeance. Sound-side on the Outer Banks took a beating for about 6-8 hours before the water - and 4-6 foot waves - started to recede. As a result, there is extensive damage on the Sound-side. Here's my UStream video of some of the relentless water (storm surge) attacking the OBX...unfortunately, it cuts off, but you'll get the point. As a result of the Sound-side destruction from Hurricane Irene, our plans for a "before" and "after" photo shoot needed to be adjusted. Luckily, Whitney Norko Photography agreed to tag along again, and we were able to capture a lot of the OBX damage and devastation first hand. I'll warn you upfront, it's ugly...
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September went out, and October arrived, with a bang on the Outer Banks. Actually, it was more of a splash...a big splash; a worldwide splash. Fall on the Outer Banks is awesome. Empty beaches, warm weather, warm water, and fantastic surf. The perfect time to bring a huge surf kayaking contest to the OBX! For 10 days, from September 29th - October 9th, the 2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking were held on the Outer Banks, specifically at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC. This is a huge contest. It is held every two years, and the last event was in Brazil; we are very happy that it found its way to the Outer Banks. 10 days worth of events, contestants from all over the world, a wide variety of event categories, and the Outer Banks provided some perfect conditions. The weather and waves varied a bit over the 10 day period, but there was plenty of sun, a lot of great waves, and some amazing kayaking. I was able to make it to the event five of the ten days. It was great to see so much excitement and energy on the beach...and in the water. I couldn't get there everyday, but I made sure to get there when all of the fickle surf ingredients lined up to throw some great waves our way. And there were plenty of gorgeous waves to go around. I'll let the official website of the event (http://www.worldchampionshipsofsurfkayaking.com/) offer the full recaps, including opening and closing ceremonies and list of winners, but I do want to share some of great surf kayaking highlights...and amazing OBX waves. Sit back, kick up your feet, enjoy the scenery; the waves and kayaking are mesmerizing...and don't forget to turn up the speakers, I think you'll enjoy the jam from Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks." Hope to see y'all kayakers back on the OBX soon!...thanks for the show.
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We take a look at the Outer Banks' newest attraction - H2OBX waterpark. As a partner, Seaside Vacations is offering all our guests the chance to purchase discounted tickets. http://www.outerbanksvacations.com/club-seaside/h2obx-waterpark
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A low pressure system swung in from the north east and hung off the coast of the Outer Banks long enough to send some amazing surf. Yesterday was about as good as it gets. Perfect conditions; water temps in the 70's, air temps in the upper 80's, a light off-shore wind, and clean waist to shoulder sets lining up one after another. This video was shot in about 10-15 mintues, and I lost track of the number of great waves and great rides I saw. Pretty darn close to perfect OBX surf. Thanks Mother Nature. Please come again soon. Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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It's not 1981, and there were no Burt Reynold's mustache sightings this morning. The 2010 version of the Cannonball Run is a cross-country motorcycle race starting on the East Coast (Outer Banks) and culminating 3,300 miles later on the West Coast (Santa Monica, CA), and although the race may be modern, the motorcycles are anything but contemporary. The race launches a pack of riders on vintage motorcycles on an historic ride across the U.S. Participants are required to ride classic pre-1916 motorcycles such as Pope, Sears, Flying Merkel, Excelsior, Henderson, Indian, Triumph, and the Harley-Davidson's Silent Grey Fellows. About 50 vintage motorcycles pre-dating 1916 headed out for the coast-to-coast Cannonball Run from the Wright Brothers National Memorial on Friday September 10, 2010. Kill Devil Hills Mayor Ray Sturza waved the green flag as hundreds of onlookers cheered the riders departing for the run's first leg. The run will be in 16 stages totaling more than 3,000 miles. Each leg ranges between about 200 and 300 miles, starting on the OBX and ending in Santa Monica, California on September 26. You can find more details about the Motorcycle Cannonball at www.motorcyclecannonball.com Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Everyone loves a free dinner, right? Ok, it's not entirely free, you may have to spend a couple bucks for chicken necks and a string, but it's tough to find an easier catch than blue crabs on the Outer Banks. For our latest installment the Outer Banks Treasures video series, we're going to focus on OBX crabbing. But really, it's a 2 for 1 deal because we'll also focus on Billy's Seafood in Kill Devil Hills. Billy's Seafood is definitely deserving of it's own Outer Banks Treasures focus, but it works so closely with OBX crabbing and the secret spot I'm going to point out that I decided to give a little bonus with this treasure. Blue crabs are an OBX favorite. You can have them prepared for you at most local OBX restaurants, you can purchase them at a local OBX seafood shop and prepare them yourself, or you can head over to the Sound, enjoy a fun outdoor activity, and catch your dinner yourself...I prefer the latter! The Outer Banks Sound is full of blue crabs. The trick is knowing where to catch them. There are a wide variety of great spots, but I'll focus on one secret spot that is off the beaten path that has proven successful track record. I'll start with a point of reference that is easy to find, the gate at the Wright Brother's museum on Rt. 158 (i.e. the "highway" in OBX lingo). Head south from the gate at the Wright Brothers museum, and take a right at the first set of lights (Dairy Queen on your left, Kangaroo gas station on your right) onto Colington Rd. Colington Rd. is a neat road that winds through the west side of Kill Devil Hills...definitely off the beaten path for most vacationers. The secret spot is about two miles down this winding road. I'll point out a few landmarks on the way so you know you are on the right track. Soon after you turn onto Colington Rd., you will pass the backside of the Wright Brothers monument on your right. A short distance after that, you'll pass the Outer Banks airport on your right. As you head down Colington Rd., you will pass over two bridges. At the bottom of the first bridge is the legendary Billy's Seafood. Definitely worth a quick pit stop. Billy's is a fantastic local seafood shop. Local fishermen pull their boats directly up to the store at a dock in the back of the store to unload their fresh catch....doesn't get much more fresh than that! In addition to fresh local seafood, Billy's is also a great spot to get any crabbing materials you may need...string, hooks, chicken, nets, blue fish...they have you covered. After hitting up Billy, take a left out of the parking lot to continue down Colington Rd. After about another mile or so, you'll approach the second bridge on this journey. As you approach the bridge, notice the sandy area to the right of the bridge. This is the secret spot! As you go over the bridge, you'll notice a parking area on the right side at the base of the bridge. As a final landmark, this parking area is directly across the street from the Colington Volunteer Fire Station (108 School St., Kill Devil Hills). Park in the parking area, and walk up the small path to the super crab spot. Set up shop with some chairs and a cooler, and drop your chicken line into the water. Almost guaranteed catches. If you have any questions, please let us know...we love to share our local tips. Happy crabbing! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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The November nor'easter storm continues to hang over the Outer Banks (OBX). It started on Wednesday evening. This video was shot Thursday afternoon. The wind and waves are still fierce, and water and debris are coming onto the road. Seaside Vacations www.OuterBanksVacations.com (877) 237-7492
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Just to the West of the Outer Banks (but really still part of the OBX), is a tiny little town called Manteo that may remind you of Mayberry...in fact, Andy Griffith lives there! It is a definite hidden treasure, so we figured we swing the "Spotlight" over yonder to give you a quick tour. The Town of Manteo wraps around Shallowbag Bay on the eastern side of Roanoke Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Named the seat of government for Dare County in 1870, this waterfront community incorporated in 1899. It is home to the NC Aquarium, The Lost Colony outdoor drama, the Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival park, and a super cool waterfront that has shops, restaurants, and some amazing art galleries. During the Spring and Summer, Manteo hosts an outdoor event each first Friday of the month, cleverly called "First Friday," that offers some outdoor entertainment, food, music, and art. Manteo is a definite must-do for your next OBX vacation. But to get back to that whole Mayberry comparison, here's what RoanokeIsland.net has to say... The Roanoke Island town of Manteo is often compared to Mayberry because it holds a similar small-town character — and characters — and all the charm, hospitality and friendliness that come with that designation. Since this town bears so much resemblance to fictional Mayberry, is it a coincidence that Andy Griffith has lived here off and on since the 1940s? Most likely not, since Griffith himself once said, "If Mayberry is anywhere, it is Manteo." Manteo is the lively Dare County seat and an up-and-coming shopping/dining/cultural center that throws out the welcome mat for visitors. Now I'll zip it so you can enjoy the tour...
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The fish are biting and the sun is shining this morning at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC! If you are thinking about an Outer Banks vacation be sure to give us a look at http://www.outerbanksvacations.com/
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We explore the newly formed Island off of the tip of Cape Point on Cape Hateras. Previously the island was only accessible by swimming or kayaking from Cape Point. However, the latest reports are saying that the island is connecting with the Cape, which would mean that one could walk to Shelly Island during low tide.
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An Outer Banks vacation stay at The Salted Rim Retreat, including a clambake from Clambake OBX. Seaside Vacations has nearly 400 beach vacation rentals like this to choose from, find a magical place to stay on the Outer Banks at http://www.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Gathering the whole extended family for an oceanfront Outer Banks vacation is what this vacation rental "OBX Attitude" is all about. This 10 bedroom, oceanfront rental located in Nags Head is beautifully appointed with a private ppl, hot tub, tiki bar, rec room, elevator, and much more. Your own private beach walk is also included. Explore more "OBX Attitude" here: http://bit.ly/2JPIutm
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This is Bo. Bo knows vacation. He rented an Outer Banks beach rental from Seaside Vacations called "The Cottage." If you want to be like Bo you can see pricing and photos of "The Cottage" and other dog-friendly Outer Banks vacation rentals here: http://bit.ly/2IsZIg5
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks, Beach, Surf & Fishing report for Thursday, March 29, 2012. This video was shot at the Kitty Hawk Bath House at 9:00 AM. Beautiful spring day. Warm sun, blue skies, light northwest breeze, and temps at 70. More of the same heading into the weekend. Yesterday's great surf has faded. The ocean is flat today. Not much surf over the next couple days, but we could have clean waist to cheat waves on Sunday afternoon. Winds pick up out of the northeast on Saturday night and switch offshore late Sunday morning. Could be a good chance of a good surf session and great weather. OBX fishing is starting to pick up. Water is warming and spring fish are on the way. They are still slaying tuna offshore. If you are thinking about an OBX getaway, please give us a look at www.OuterBanksVacations.com. Hope to see you soon. Have fun!
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Fun holiday tradition on the Outer Banks (OBX); the Holiday Boat Parade in Colington Harbor. Colington Harbor is a small community on the west side of Kill Devil Hills. The video starts with a still photo of an aerial of Colington pointing out Colington Harbor. Boats with lights, and passengers dressed up in the Christmas spirit...even a Santa throwing candy to kids. Seaside Vacations Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 OuterBanksVacations.com Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Monday, December 20, 2010. This video was shot at 9:00 AM at the Lillian St. Beach Access in Kitty Hawk. Five days until Christmas. Pretty day on the OBX. Chilly, but pretty. Bright sun and blue skies on the Outer Banks today, but temps are in the upper 30's. We'll be lucky to hit 40 degrees by the end of the day, and the wind is adding to the chill. Winds are out of the north at about 10 - 15 mph. The rest of the week will be pretty similar to today; sunny with temps in the 40's. The good news is we have surf and fishing to report. The ocean is active today, and should stay that way all week. The winds won't cooperate most of the week, but tomorrow afternoon looks like it could be a good day for surf. From lunchtime through sunset tomorrow, the waves should be in the chest high range, and winds will be about 10 - 15 mph out of the west. The sun will be out, and the waves should be clean. Could be a fun afternoon to be in the water. The swell will stick around all week, so hopefully it cleans up again towards the end of the week....perhaps a great Christmas gift from Mother Nature. As for fishing...the Rock Fish have arrived! There were reports over the weekend that an inshore boat caught it's limit of Rock for the day! So, they are here. It's just a matter of being in the right spot at the right time. Good luck. Enjoy. Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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http://www.outerbanksvacations.com/rental/house.html?ID=456&Submit=Go Discover a remarkable place to let yourself unwind. With its stunning views and the sound of waves crashing on the beach, the spectacular backdrop of the magnificent SANDY OASIS will bring vacation magic and brightness to the entire family. This beautiful home provides only top of the line furnishings, appliances and electronics--like the gourmet kitchen or the LCD plasma TVs in every master suite, or the custom home theater with the 82" LCD Plasma with 3D BluRay. Your first view is the Atlantic Ocean peeking beyond the custom pool and dunes. Take a refreshing dip in the PRIVATE POOL , (heated for additional fee) complete with multi-colored underwater lighting .There is even an elevated wading area where even the tiniest of vacationers can beat the heat. For cool evenings, there's the HOT TUB awaiting your pleasure. The ground level deck around the pool offers a wet bar with an under-counter refrigerator and icemaker. There is an enclosed full bath with shower for your convenience when coming from or going to the pool area and beach. Indoors you'll step into luxury on every level. Wherever you plan to spend your time, whether inside the home or out, you'll find that the utmost attention to detail with your comfort and convenience in mind has been taken throughout. Discover your own personal oasis at Sandy Oasis.
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Latitude Adjustment is a 6 bedroom beach vacation rental in Southern Shores, NC on the Outer Banks. This semi-oceanfront home features a private pool, hot tub, volleyball court, wet bar, bocce ball court, foosball table, gas grill, Jacuzzi Tub, and much more! See more here: http://bit.ly/2svPzvs
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Monday, April 11, 2011. This video was shot in Kitty Hawk at 9:00 AM at the "Neaptide." I'm not trying to jinx us, but it sure does feel like Spring is here to stay. I'm sure there will be a chilly day here and there, but it feels like warm spring weather is the new norm. Glad to have you here spring...please stay a while. Great start to the week today with temps in the mid 70's. There are some lingering clouds, so it's overcast...but it's in the 70's! We really can't complain. The warm weather will be with us throughout the week. Temps will stay in the 60's and despite a rain shower here and there, the sun will be out most of the week. We have some swell leftover from the weekend this morning, and a offshore southwest wind is cleaning it up as it fades. Fun stomach high wave this morning. The swell will build tomorrow afternoon, and it looks like there could be some clean chest high surf late afternoon/early evening tomorrow. The swell will fade quickly on Wednesday, but Wednesday morning could still be fun as it fades. The OBX fishing is heating up. The offshore fishing is going strong with reports of blue fin, yellow fin, and black fin tuna, and some reports of dolphin. We are also starting to get reports inshore of blue fish, sea mullets, and croakers. As the water temps continue to rise, the fishing will continue to increase. Enjoy! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning. Here's your OBX Beach Report for 9.24.10. And, as a bonus, some coverage of the Outer Banks Pro surf contest that started this morning. This video was shot at about 9AM just south of Jennette's Pier. It's a beautiful day with bright sun and highs in the upper 80's. The wind has picked up a bit, but is still cleaning up the surf very well. It's about 8-10 mph out of the south/southwest. The swell is about waist high with the occassional chest high set. The Outer Banks Pro will run today and tomorrow, possibly Sunday. Based on conditions, they may squeeze it into two days. Enjoy. Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Thursday, October 27, 2011. This video was shot just south of the Avalon Pier at the 5th St. beach access in Kill Devil Hills. Before I dive into the report, I want to send out a quick happy birthday to my parents. Oddly enough, they share the same birthday. :) Happy birthday Moms and Pops! And back to the report...wow, it's a nice day! Pretty much a perfect OBX fall day. Bright sun, blue skies, temps reaching the upper 70's, light offshore breeze out of the southwest, and the water temps are still real warm...67 degrees at Avalon Pier this morning. The only missing ingredient today is surf. Unfortunately not much surf to report. The offshore wind is keeping the swell clean, but the waves are only in the ankle to knee high range. If you can find the right spot, it's a great to be outside enjoying a longboard wave, but it's pretty small. The swell is going to jump the next couple days though. Unfortunately, the wind is going to switch too. We have a cold front moving into the area tomorrow, and temps are going to dip to the low 60's, maybe some showers, and the swell is going to jump to head high + through the weekend and into next week. Unfortunately, the wind is going to be pretty stiff out of the north and northeast, so the good swell won't have a chance to turn into great surf. Fingers crossed something changes. OBX fishing is going great. Offshore is catching their fill of black fin and yellow fin tuna. The piers, bridges and surf are very active with a wide variety of fish - spot, sea mullet, blue fish, some flounder, speckled trout, gray trout, black drum, some puppy drum starting to show up, it's striper season, sheepshead. Great time to be on the OBX. Hope to see you soon. Have fun! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Thursday, April 7, 2011. This video was shot at the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills at 9:00 AM. It's great to be back on the Outer Banks, and thanks to Brittany for doing a great job filling in for me with the reports while I was gone. I was in Hilton Head, SC for a vacation rental conference, and I can say Hilton Head is a nice beach, but it is no Outer Banks! Perfect spring day today. Bright sun, blue skies, and temps around 70 degrees. This weather should stick with us for through the weekend with temps in the mid 60's and sun. We have a nice offshore wind heading out of the southwest at about 10 mph. Perfect wind to clean up the surf, but unfortunately, there's only a trace swell coming through today...about ankle high. The good news is that the swell should build over the next couple days, and it looks like the wind will match up late Saturday and early Sunday for some clean chest high surf. It looks like Sunday morning may be the best bet, but I'll keep an eye on it. OBX fishing is going strong and picking up steam. It's been a bit slow for the past couple days, but the variety of reports is increasing. We are still getting reports of blue fin tuna catches offshore, with some yellow fin mixed in as well. Puppy drum catches have been reported in the Sound, a flounder catch at the Little Bridge heading to Manteo, a rock caught in the Sound, and now that the piers are open again, we got a report of a croaker and a sea mullet caught at Avalon Pier. Nothing consistent and only one fish at a time, but it is a sign of what's to come. As the water continues to warm, the fishing will continue to increase. Enjoy! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Seahorse 7, an 8 bedroom oceanfront vacation rental on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Beautifully appointed with a private pool, hot tub, wet bar, oceanfront decks, jacuzzi tub, elevator, fireplace and more. The perfect rental in the perfect location. BOOK NOW: http://www.outerbanksvacations.com/rentals/nags-head/seahorse-7
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When you think about what really makes an Outer Banks treasure it is hard to narrow it down. There are so many unique things here in tbe OBX, that our job will never end in showing you all of the places and things we consider treasures. I had the opportunity today to take a tour of the brand new Jennette's Pier with Assistant Manager, Daryl Law.
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Wednesday, June 8, 2011. This video was shot at the Lillian St. beach access in Kitty Hawk. Hello summer. Beaches and piers are busy every morning now. Gorgeous weather with temps in the 90's, bright sun, and a great offshore breeze out of the Southwest. Yep, summer has arrived on the Outer Banks. This great weather will stick with us through the weekend...great beach weekend ahead! We have a little swell in the area today, and the offshore breeze is cleaning it up nicely. A fun longboard wave, and a great day to be in the water. In addition to the warm air temps, the water temps have jumped to the 70's! Great OBX fishing too. Offshore is still seeing consistent dolphin and yellow fin tuna with some bill fish mixed in. The piers, bridges, and Sound are very consistent with a wide variety of fish - Spanish mackerel, blue fish, flounder, croaker, sea mullet - but the big catches over the past week have been cobia. As the water temps have warmed, cobia have moved into the area, and the catches have been very consistent. We got a great report from our friends at Rock Solid Fishing (www.RockSolidFishing.com) from yesterday, and they were fishing near shore and caught three large cobia - the largest being 66 pounds! Always a good time to be on the Outer Banks...especially now! Have fun! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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We are back again to extend our Outer Banks Treasure series with an exclusive tour of Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head, North Carolina with president and founder John Harris. Kitty Hawk Kites is a must see for visitors. Offering everything from kayak tours, hang gliding lessons, paddle boarding, wake boarding and many more, Kitty Hawk Kites offers a variety of outdoor activities that allow you to enjoy the beauty and natural environment the Outer Banks has to offer. Sit back and relax as John takes you through the KHK store, showing you all the unique items available exclusively at Kitty Hawk Kites. Make sure you also check out all the exclusive events with Kitty Hawk Kites offered to vacationers with Club Seaside and Seaside Vacations. www.outerbanksvacations.com For more information on Kitty Hawk Kites visit their website at www.kittyhawk.com.
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Fall on the Outer Banks is pretty ideal. In addition to beautiful weather, warm water, and wide open beaches, OBX fishing is at its peak in the fall. As the natural elements adjust, and the water temps begin to drop, fish start running...blues, spot, mullet, and one of the fall's best OBX fish, trout. This video was shot at dusk on Monday, October 18, 2010 in Kitty Hawk. North and south of the Kitty Hawk Pier. A bunch of surfcasters and pier fishermen enjoying the evening bite. Get your waders and rod...meet you on the beach. Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Chad from Seaside Vacations give a first hand look at what the kayaking is like in Colington Harbour in the Outer Banks, NC. Check out Colington Harbour vacation rentals here: http://www.outerbanksvacations.com/rentalresults.aspx?webpageid=5256
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing report for Friday, April 15, 2011. This video was shot at 9:00 AM at my favorite secret spot on the Sound. I'm luckly enough to hang out with my rugrat, Finn, today, and we won't get out to the beach until this afternoon, so I figured I'd do a report from the Sound this morning. It's been a great spring week with sun and warm temps in the 60's to low 70's, and this great weather continues today, through the weekend, and into next week. It's beautiful today with sun and no clouds, mid 60's, and a 10 mph wind out of the north. The 10 day forecast looks great with a few chances of thunderstorms, but mostly sun and warm temps. The surf is building through tomorrow, and it should reach the shoulder high range. The wind won't match up until Sunday, but the swell should still be in the chest high range, and the wind looks like it will be ideal for clean surf all day Sunday and into Monday morning. The swell will fade to waist high on Monday. Looks like a good OBX weekend for weather and surf. The OBX fishing is going strong. The water temps have warmed to 55 degress, and the fish are starting to show up. Blow toads are being hauled in at the Avalon Pier, and they are usually the first fish of the spring followed closely by sea mullet. There are also blue fish in the area, and some catches in the Sound of puppy drum and rock fish. Offshore fishing is still strong with blue fin, yellow fin, and black fin tuna and mahi-mahi. Spring is here...and summer is close behind. Great time to be on the Outer Banks. Hope to see you soon. Have fun!
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Good morning everyone! This is Brandon from Seaside Vacations with your Outer Banks Beach, Surf & Fishing Report for Friday, July 26, 2013. Beach Weather this morning isn't the best, overcast and only about 70 degrees. However, later today expect lots of sun and warm temperatures in the high 70s. No chance of rain today so hit the beach this afternoon. Surf Today's surf conditions this morning are pretty good, I saw a few local surfers catching waves before work. This morning's wave height between 2 to 3ft and warm ocean water temperatures in the high 60s. Grab a surf board, body board or kayak and catch some waves today! Fishing Surf and pier fishing is fantastic this morning, plenty of Sea Mullet, Flounder, Spot and Croaker. Nags Head/Manteo causeway full of anglers this morning, they're catching Trout, Croakers, Puppy Drum and Sheepshead. Offshore boats brought in tons of Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo. If you are thinking about an Outer Banks vacation, please give us a look at www.OuterBanksVacations.com Hope to see you soon. Have fun!
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You get more than just a house when you stay with Seaside Vacations (www.OuterBanksVacations.com)... You get a true Outer Banks vacation experience. A vacation should be more than just a house at the beach. It should be time with friends and family, a chance to relax and unwind and an opportunity to experience the local culture. This is a video of some happy Seaside Vacations' guests enjoying the Club Seaside surf lesson with Outer Banks Boarding Company. Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Friday, July 29, 2011. This video was shot at the Kitty Hawk Pier at 9:00 AM. Happy Friday! Last report of July! Time flies. Gorgeous OBX beach day...and weekend. Temps are climbing back to the 90's, the sun is out, there's a nice offshore wind bringing a cool breeze, and the water is beautiful! Water temps have climbed to the high 70's - almost 80! - and the water is amazing clear with a gorgeous blue-green color. Unfortunately, there is no surf to report. The ocean is about as flat as it can be. And there won't be any surf all weekend...flat, flat, flat. Hopefully the surf will pick up a bit more next week...fingers crossed. OBX fishing is going great though. Tight lines all around. Offshore is catching dolphin, wahoo, big eye and yellow fin tuna, and some bill fish mixed in. The piers, bridges, Sound and surf are all very consistent with a wide variety of fish - speckled trout, croaker, spot, sea mullet, blue fish, flounder, Spanish mackerel, trigger fish, cobia. Hope to see you soon. Have fun! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Happy Turkey Day Eve. This video was shot at 9:15 AM at the Kitty Hawk Pier. It has been a gorgeous week of weather so far; bright sun, blue skies, and yesterday even hit the 70 degree mark...at the end of November! Today isn't too much different; the sun is shining and the sky is blue. The temps have cooled off to the mid 50's, but they'll be back in the 60's tomorrow, and we could see 70 degrees again on Friday. The wind has switched today though. The past few days we had a very light wind out of the south, and today the wind is blowing at about 15 mph out of the north, northeast. It's adding a chill to the air, and it's chopping up the water. Unfortunately, no surf for the forseeable future. There is some wind swell, but it's messy. The choppy water has also slowed the fishing. The past few days have seen good fishing with speckled trout, stripers, and rock fish near the bridges. We haven't seen many large rock fish or drum, but they'll be here soon. I've heard of one drum being caught in the surf at about 35 pounds. Off shore, the tuna are biting. I'll be enjoying some Turkey, football, and time with the fam tomorrow, so I'lkl take this chance to wish y'all a great and happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Enjoy! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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The Virginia Pilot recently reported the U.S Coast Guard's intention to close the Oregon inlet channel connecting the Outer Banks Sound to the Atlantic Ocean. With water depths dropping to substantially low levels of 9 feet from the typical range of 30 to 40 feet, Coast Guard officials are worried about the safety of current conditions and the alternate routes some boaters are taking. Mother Nature is filling the inlet with sand faster than the Army Corps of Engineers can clear in its daily dredging of the inlet. An effort was made two years ago with over $12 million in stimulus dollars appointed to dredge the inlet but was later destroyed by a storm. With federal funding at only $1 million compared to the usual $4 million, a projected $10 million as an estimate to complete the job fully, and nature's inclination to draw sand into Oregon Inlet, officials and taxpayers are less than eager to throw more money at the problem. A long-term, lasting solution is clearly needed. But, in the meantime, shaving a few million dollars from the dredging work is likely to do more damage to the local OBX economy than it is to help ease the federal deficit. According to a 2006 study by Dare County, the boating and fishing industries generate more than $682 million a year in revenues and support close to 10,000 jobs. Given the economic detriment of allowing the inlet to close, Outer Banks residents and vacationers hope Congress and the Obama Administration fund the project until a more permanent fix is found. We sent one of our roving reports to Oregon Inlet the other day, and the below video helps demonstrate the issue. If you are familiar with Oregon Inlet, you will recognize the familiar scene of a fishing boat heading home from a trip to the Atlantic and approaching the Bonner Bridge. But rather than the usual straight shot through the channel, the pictures demonstrate that due to the sand filling in and the lack of consistent dredging recently, boats are now required to make an awkward approach to the bridge where they must turn south before swinging north close to the bride and hugging the bridge before turning west at the last minute to make their way under the bridge. This is a relatively complex approach that is adding danger to a usual easy cruise through the Inlet.
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Friday, April 1, 2011. This video was shot at the Sutton Ave. beach access in Kill Devil Hills at 9:00 AM. Happy April! It feels good to flip the calendar. Another month closer to warm weather. March was tough on the Outer Banks. A few nice days, but on the whole, it came in like a lion and left like a lion....a lot of wind, rain, and chilly weather. But April is off to a great start. A bit overcast to start the day, but the sun is fighting it's way out, and the temps are warming up. We'll have sun by the afternoon, and temps in the upper 50's today. The sun will stick with us for the next few days, and temps will increase to the 60's over the weekend and 70 degrees to start next week. We have a northwest wind at about 10 mph this morning, and it's doing a pretty good job of cleaning up the swell we have left over from yesterday. Decent day for surf as the sun comes out. A good longboard wave in the water. About stomach to chest to start, but it will be fading through the day. OBX fishing is going strong. Getting good reports of tuna offshore; blue fin and yellow fin tuna. And some good reports of puppy drum catches out of the sound. The water temp is about 50 degrees in the ocean and the Sound, and as it continues to rise, the fishing action will continue to improve. We should have some catches out of the surf any day now. Enjoy! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning . Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Wednesday, June 29, 2011. This video was shot at the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills at 9:00 AM. June 29?! Already? Where did June go. Summer is definitely here. We have a grey start to the day with some overcast skies, but the sun is fighting its way through. It should end up being a mostly sunny day with some scattered thunder showers...and the plants could use it! Overall, it should be a nice beach day with temps in the 80's and light offshore wind out of the west. The offshore wind is cleaning up the surf, but there's not much there to clean. Knee high waves are coming in this morning...maybe an occasional waist high set, and the small surf is very clean from the west wind. Definitely a fun longboard wave at the right spots. OBX fishing is going great. Offshore is seeing dolphin, tuna, and a few bill fish mixed in. The piers, bridges, Sound, and surf are all very consistent with a wide variety of fish. It depends on the spot and the conditions for the day, but the fish range from blue fish, Spanish mackeral, flounder, to spot, speckled trout, cobia, croaker. Hope to see you soon. Have fun! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf & Fishing Report for Tuesday, April 24, 2012. This video was shot at the Avalon Pier at 8:45 AM. Pretty spring day. Sun, 60's, and an offshore breeze out of the Southwest at 10 mph. Sun will stick around and temps will warm to the 70's as we head to the weekend. A pretty waist high wave coming through. The offshore wind is cleaning up the surf, but it will fade to knee high through the day. OBX spring fishing is going strong. Good reports from the piers and the surf: blues, speckled trout, gray trout, croaker, flounder, puffers, sea mullet, shad. Offshore = yellowfin, blackfin, mahi, wahoo. If you are thinking about an OBX vacation, please give us a look at www.OuterBanksVacations.com. Hope to see you soon. Have fun.
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Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Friday, March 18, 2011. This video was shot at the Kitty Hawk Pier at 9:30 AM. Two days until Spring officially starts! And it is starting to feel like spring...just in time for a big weekend on the Outer Banks. Sun, blue skies and 70+ degrees today! Great weather will be with us for the weekend, sun and 60's. Perfect timing for a great OBX events. The annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach started yesterday, so there are four days of great culinary events, and Sunday is the 22nd Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade. The ocean is not very active today. There's a light west wind today cleaning up what little swell there is, but it looks like a fun little longboard wave...probably knee to waist high. This inactivity should stick with us for the next few days. OBX fishing is going strong. There are a lot of reports of blue fin tuna catches offshore, and the big news is still the 805 pound blue fin tuna that was hauled into Oregon Inlet last weekend...new NC state record! The water is beginning to warm down south, and we are starting to get reports from Ocracoke of puppy drum catches out of the surf. Enjoy! Seaside Vacations OuterBanksVacations.com 4820 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (866) 884-0267 Blog.OuterBanksVacations.com
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