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    week in OBX next week

    Heading to Kill Devil Hills/Nags Head area next week. Haven't been down in 5 years. I may surf one of the piers, but I problably will just scout out some random sandbar breaks at one of the beach access points in the area to surf in solitude or with my son. So what tides work best in that area?

    Also, our family really enjoys doing a day trip down to Hatteras Point, drive our 4x4 out on the beach and make it a day. Last time we went down I didn't take my board to the point. Is there a good surfing area there? Currents look rather treacherous. All I really saw were fisherman everywhere, and it really didn't look like many spots to surf. I know there have to be some good breaks on that "drive on the beach" area. I'm not trolling for a "secret spot" out of anyone, just looking for somewhere surfable down there where the fisherman's lines aren't in the way.

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    well your in luck. surf looks to be pumping starting Saturday and building to clean head-overhead. i went to Frisco a couple weeks ago and had a great time. no one out but me and my boys. it's definitely worth the extra hour and half give or take

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    lots of the areas you're used to being able to access via 4x4 on hatteras island are no longer accessible due to nesting shore bird restrictions. this includes the actual cape point area.
    check here: http://www.islandfreepress.org/CatBe...essIssues.html for more info. cape point is rarely a decent surf spot, def. more of a fishing area.

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    I'll be down there starting tomorrow through the weekend. Hard to say what the wind will be doing but could be a VAS down south.

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    point & cove is closed this time of year... go to Billy Mitchell access.

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    Ill be down south of the bridge all next week as well. Looking forward to some consecutive days in the water.

    The "cove" might be the only spot working with the wind on this swell too. If you dont mind a mile and a half paddle and dont set one foot above the mean low tide line you wont be in violation of the closure. I dont have a problem with resource protection but the measures in place right now as a result of the consent decree are absolutely rediculous. Sanity needs to be restored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobfromFredneck View Post
    Heading to Kill Devil Hills/Nags Head area next week. Haven't been down in 5 years. I may surf one of the piers, but I problably will just scout out some random sandbar breaks at one of the beach access points in the area to surf in solitude or with my son. So what tides work best in that area?

    Also, our family really enjoys doing a day trip down to Hatteras Point, drive our 4x4 out on the beach and make it a day. Last time we went down I didn't take my board to the point. Is there a good surfing area there? Currents look rather treacherous. All I really saw were fisherman everywhere, and it really didn't look like many spots to surf. I know there have to be some good breaks on that "drive on the beach" area. I'm not trolling for a "secret spot" out of anyone, just looking for somewhere surfable down there where the fisherman's lines aren't in the way.


    Man there are a lot of good sandbars in town (KDH/NH), you just need to drive a little bit and check some public accesses like you stated; the piers, eh, they are alright nothing to write home to mom about and usually packed with 10 guys trying to get the same ankle-slapping wave. I'd advise pulling in a few and have a look, I'm sure you will find a good bar with a little bit of searching and minimal people. As for Hatteras, I haven't been down in a while so can't say anything for certain. Check the websites given by the other people that might know a little more. I'd imagine the NPS site will have the most up-to-date info. Happy Hunting

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    Thanks for updates on the hatteras situation. That's a bummer they don't let you out on the beach there now. That was one of our family highlights of my last trip down there 5 years ago. My son will be disappointed, as he liked finding the conch shells and snorkeling (since the water is more tropical at the point than up at Nags Head).

    Oh well, we'll still have a blast. I'll just troll the beach accesses around KDH/Nags Head and still have a blast.

    So what tide patterns work good down there? Low? High? transitioning from one to the other? Just wondering when I should plan to scout out my daily surf sessions.

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    If you have google earth on your computer you can use the links on the NPS site to get the current beach closure maps. Just make sure you select "don't save" when you close the map page otherwise the maps will be overlapped closures next time you open the link.

    http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisi...leearthmap.htm

    I spend two weeks in Waves/Salvo every year and have for the past 25+ years and will agree the beach closings are a hard thing to swallow. Last year when I was down there is was super flat but still took the time to cruise the open beaches to find atleast something small to ride and it was just my brother and I every morning and never saw another soul save for the NPS turtle/ bird counters.