It’s the most wonderful time of year – the time of year that causes East coast surfers to lose sleep.
September features all the best things these Outer Banks barrier islands have to offer — great fishing, potential for perfect waves and warm ocean temperatures.
Professional wave riders competing in next week’s WRV OBX Pro surf contest are keeping a close watch on a tropical low that’s brewing in Florida.
Peaking Atlantic Ocean water temperatures this month provide excellent opportunities to catch prized species such as king mackerel, dolphin fish and small sailfish.
Need a break from the busy summer traffic and crowds? Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Nags Head Woods Preserve, which is located at milepost 9.5 in Kill Devil Hills. The preserve boasts more than eight miles of hiking trails, which wind through 1,400 acres of ponds, wetlands and sanddunes withi…
Science is full of questions, and one of the most interesting questions I have found about dolphins is why they form and maintain their social bonds. As we spend more time out on the water each summer studying the dolphins in Roanoke Sound, we learn more about who likes to hang out with who,…
The fishing remains good in all areas, despite the heat wave in mid-July.
There’s been an awful lot of shark stories in the news lately and with the Discovery Channel's Shark Week starting this Sunday, July 28, it’s a great time to dive into shark facts not fiction.
The Outer Banks has experienced excellent weather in the last couple weeks, which has allowed anglers to explore all the diverse fishing the areas has to offer.
Once, maybe twice a year, visitors enjoy a rare sighting of a summer guest — a manatee swimming near the pier. Just hang over the rail, and watch its huge body being propelled by big, paddle-like flippers.
Summer brings longer days, warm ocean swims, and perfect weather for outdoor activities. It also brings lots of dolphins to Roanoke Sound!
Upon leaving the beaches of the Outer Banks, most of us will do one of two things — head directly over the Wright Memorial Bridge towards Virginia, or do the bridge hop onto highway 64 towards Raleigh.
Looking to make memories with your family while visiting the Outer Banks this week?
It is four bells (2 p.m) as I stand in the summer sun waiting to experience what ocean rescue was like in the late-1800s. Volunteers from all parts of the Outer Banks gather at this time on Thursdays in the summer to demonstrate how it was done when radios, cell phones, radar, and high-power…
Nestled in the widest part of Hatteras Island, adjacent to the lighthouse, is 1,007 acres of protected maritime forest known as Buxton Woods. Within the forest are hikeable trails, a world away from the bustle of Highway 12 and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Turning down one of th…
June is almost gone and the Outer Banks is sliding into July and the heat of summer. Despite the hot summer weather there is still good fishing to be had.
Fishing on ocean piers during the summer months offers anglers of all skill levels an opportunity to use a variety of fishing methods to target dozens of species. So, if you’re new to the sport you may want to start with the simplest form of pier fishing — bottom fishing.
The middle of June is here and, hopefully, the weather will be a little stable than early June. When the weather window is open, the fishing is good both inshore, nearshore, and offshore. If the weather continues to be stable, the great fishing should continue. If you are down on vacation an…