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  1. #11
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    I cant rember, they had a few of those shots in the mag a month or two ago... If i rember it was the first hurricane this fall that stayed off the coast. I think it was Danielle, we had so much action there from mid august to early september i can't rember. I am pretty sure that was Danielle though

  2. #12
    June in the OBX... I surf it often. If there is a loggable wave in vb then there will probably be a ridable or even rip-able wave in southern outer banks. I would bring a retro over a log or funboard. When the waves are little down there they break in really shallow water and move really fast.

    PS most of those 2 foot days in nags head will be 3-4 down south. Nags head is were the tourists go, the stretch from rodanthe to the lighthouse is where the surfers go. (dont get me wrong, there are a lot of damn fine surfers living in nags head / kdh, im talking travelers)

  3. #13
    Remember, he said end of June. Tropical energy hasn't really started yet, and summer flatness has basically set in. Expect lots of SE background swell, mostly logable but occasionally 3 ft on the right tide/sandbar.

    Also, although everyone has mentioned that driving out of town south will get you bigger waves, conditions can change drastically as well in that 40 min drive. Believe me, the drive south is definitely worth it, just expect more intense winds/conditions. Hatty faces a different direction than Nags Head.

    And again, like everyone said, things can change quickly down there!

  4. #14
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    i saw it said end of june

    Quote Originally Posted by mattyhams View Post
    Remember, he said end of June. Tropical energy hasn't really started yet, and summer flatness has basically set in. Expect lots of SE background swell, mostly logable but occasionally 3 ft on the right tide/sandbar.

    Also, although everyone has mentioned that driving out of town south will get you bigger waves, conditions can change drastically as well in that 40 min drive. Believe me, the drive south is definitely worth it, just expect more intense winds/conditions. Hatty faces a different direction than Nags Head.

    And again, like everyone said, things can change quickly down there!
    I saw it said end of june, and like i said i have caught super funs waves end of June for years in town and south. In fact best surf/party day of my life i surfed in town end of june years ago., 1 foot overhead at logger head street, 100 feet off the beach crystal green barrels with lips so soft and thin you could see thru them, so I hate to see some guy that typically rides a shortboard come down with a 7' funboard cause it "wont be good cause its end of June" and then its firing and breaking rael fast and he is getting waxed cause he doesnt have the right board.

    We all agree though it can get good, come prepared. Like i said if i could bring only one board i would bring a shrotboard that grovels well, ROcket/ dumpser diver/ white diamond . Stubby shortboard basically.

    ok now i need to go daydream about hot summer days and really fun chest to shoulder high waves with the cooler of beer on the beach waiting for me when i get done with a 3 hour session, cant wait!
    Last edited by bushwood; Apr 14, 2011 at 05:41 PM.

  5. #15
    Sorta like this?
    Nags Head, August 2010. And it wasn't even a tropical swell.


  6. Quote Originally Posted by bushwood View Post
    Depends on what you like to ride, cause from nags head (depends on the mile post) you are within 40 minute ride from the best surf spot onthe East coast (my opinion, but i love rodanthe, from pea island to koa, and even down at salvo, my favorite place on earth) . The outer banks see waves all year long, not just fall and winter. Last year on the last weekend in June I scored shoulder high super fun waves at jeanettes pier (the new one) .

    Whats your quiver like?
    We get early tropical depressions that shoot some surf in June
    If you have a performance fish that grovels well bring that.

    put it this way i go down every weekend soon as the kids get out of school to nags head, even with a fresh forecast on a thursday leaving to go down on friday night and me having a real good idea of what the surf is going to be like for the weekend, i still bring two boards! My RNF for knee high surf and my shortboard just in case something like this happens. http://www.surfermag.com/photos/outer-banks-from-above/

    There can be two feet of differnece in a 40 mile stretch of sand on the OBX, granted it takes a while in summer (due to traffic to go that 40 mile stretch) but it could be waist high in nags head and S-turns could be head high and sptting chocolaty goodness.

    take a look at those photos and you tell me what you should bring....Slim chance it gets all time like these photos the week your there, but what if it does.. and you were going to bring a 7'-3" log!
    5'10 CI The Pod
    6'2 strive fish
    7'3 fun shape

  7. but thanks everyone for the advice