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Surfing in Outer Banks

The Outer Banks of North Carolina have the largest waves on the East Coast of the United States, a reputation known well by surfers the world over.

Weather & Seasons

As you can imagine life on a barrier island is at the mercy of the weather, which is...

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View a live webcam feed of Rodanthe, Jennette's Pier, and Kitty Hawk on the...

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Beach Safety

A trip to the Outer Banks' beautiful beaches is an enjoyable and memorable...

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Cape Hatteras juts nearly 30 miles out from the mainland, the chin of a sandy barrier island carved out from the edge of the continental shelf by two massive ocean currents, the cool Labrador coming down from the North and the warm Gulf Stream swinging up from the South. The “OBX” as it’s called by fans, has a coastline uniquely situated to receive swells from multiple directions. Wintertime gives excellent conditions along our east facing beaches while the summertime swells sweep into the south side beaches.