We headed to Buxton on the 22nd at noon for a week's vacation. The traffic was horrible about 7 miles from the Wright Memorial Bridge. Never seen it like that before. The whole backup was caused by people heading to Duck, Southern Shores, Corolla, etc. What should have taken 3.5 hours took 5. There was talk of NCDOT building a bridge from route 158 straight into Duck. At the time I thought it was silly, but now I know why.
Anyway, we had nice clean waist to stomach waves until Thursday and then the SW-wind swell wrap kicked in on Friday making it stomach to head high with lots of side-shore texture -- Still fun though.