Peaking Atlantic Ocean water temperatures this month provide excellent opportunities to catch prized species such as king mackerel, dolphin fish and small sailfish.

These warm Gulf Stream waters delivered by east winds are also conducive for feeding tropical storm systems that typically arrive in August and September.

Jennette’s Pier has weathered a handful of serious hurricanes since reopening in May of 2011 and the Pier’s management team has recently improved its storm preparedness plans, and you should too.

Prepare a family emergency plan, stock up on disaster supplies now and don’t forget to plan for the safety and well-being of your pets.

It’s no secret the surfing community keeps a close eye on these storm events that typically send long lines of waves to these barrier islands where they break on sandbars barreling down the line.

That’s one reason why the biggest wave riding event of the year is scheduled for the end of this month. The WRV Outer Banks Pro takes place on the Pier’s south beach Aug. 28 to Sept. 1.

This World Surf League qualifying event creates an entertaining atmosphere just in time for Labor Day weekend. Be there, aloha!

For more, go to jennettespier.net or call 252-255-1501.

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