• By Fran Marler, contributing writer
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As a surfer you meet heaps of people. With some people you stay connected in the water, and with some the experience is more fleeting. And then there are those who stick with you no matter where you go. Mickey McCarthy was one of those people. At the mere mention of his name, a smile broaden…

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  • By Fran Marler, Contributing writer
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What do you do when the chill in the air becomes daunting, the urge to shiver is instantaneous and the sky is a heavy gray blanket? Some head straight to the couch and hibernation. Others kick off the covers and seek some adventure.

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  • By Fran Marler Contributing writer
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How one Hatteraswoman has made drum fishing a family tradition

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How Surfline impacts the world of surfing with hyper-local forecasting.

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To fish alone or hire a guide, that is the question.

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A fisherwoman’s desire to help cancer patients lives on in the Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament.

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Diversify your workout by taking it to the water with SUP yoga

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Father/son fishing duo Jim and Jimmie Horning prove that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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At ESA contests, surfers from Maine to Florida hit the water with their talents.

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Lifeguard camps for kids in Kill Devil Hills and Corolla are a growing success.

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The love of windsurfing is alive and well.

  • By Fran Marler Contributing writer
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Ashley Linnekin and the art of shaping Crashley Surfboards

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The centuries-old tradition of guiding duck hunts is alive and well on the Outer Banks.

  • By Jeff Hampton Staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot
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3-D imaging and printing are a helpful resource for documenting shipwrecks

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A family of seasoned mountain campers discovers seaside camping on Portsmouth Island.

  • By Michelle Wagner Contributing writer
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Marc Corbett is dedicated to discovering and documenting Outer Banks shipwrecks, and he’s sharing his findings at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum this week.

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Curtis Cromwell creates the Outer Banks’ only locally shaped skimboards.

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Paddling the tea-colored creeks and canals of Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge feels a world away from the beach.

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A surfer for five decades, Tony Gray doesn’t let age get in the way of riding waves.

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Children gain more than sailing skills in the Outer Banks Community Youth Sailing Program.

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For 45 years, the free Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Tournament has helped kids experience the thrill of fishing.

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World-famous diver Jim Bunch of Kill Devil Hills will speak at Underwater Symposium

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Standing on nearly any shoreline on a decent beach day, you will see evidence that stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has become the latest craze in the watersport industry. You’ll see people on SUPs doing everything from paddling flat water to surfing ocean waves to fishing.

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For ocean rescue personnel along the Outer Banks, Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of a season of high vigilance and huge responsibility.

  • By Molly Harrison Editor
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Farmdog Surf School owners Robert Farmer, Joe Sherlock and Aaron West get a vicarious stoke from helping cancer survivors learn to surf.

  • By Jody Stowe Contributing writer
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Treadmills, stair steppers, weight benches and the smell of sweat filtered through poor ventilation systems. That’s the typical atmosphere in any conventional gym, but lucky for you there’s an alternative.

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Paddling a kayak is an ideal way to experience the natural Outer Banks.

  • By Ray Gray Contributing writer
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Scott Busby and Lynn Shell honor Mike Quinn with a special reminder of his 1982 Easterns competition win.