'rents are moved into their house in Southport. 5 mins from the Oak Island bridge. I have to go down this weekend and p/u the rug rat. Anyone got any local info on spots? I got no problem going exploring but if anyone wants to drop some knowledge please PM me instead of posting here. I know it's not a surfing mecca and but don't want to blow up anyone's spot. Don't need the MIB showing up at my door. I got CB/KB covered but never paddled out at Oak Island.
Step-mom lives 5 mins from Holden, I've only hit the N end. I don't get down to see her much, but have to make the trip every now and then. Any info there much appreciated as well.
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Thread: Oak Island/Holden beach spots
Jul 21, 2014, 07:26 PM #1
Oak Island/Holden beach spots
Jul 21, 2014, 08:12 PM #2Senior Member
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you mean ONE time Holden beach looked like that
Jul 22, 2014, 04:04 AM #4
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Jul 22, 2014, 01:45 PM #6
Jul 22, 2014, 03:13 PM #7
HB, OI, SB, all seem to need 3 ft of swell at the minimum just to start breaking off the shore pound. from the looks of it that ain't happening this weekend. Whenever we get some S swell at CB I always keep one eye on the HB report page here to see whats brewing there. makes for a nice short surfari. good luck!
Jul 22, 2014, 03:29 PM #8
oh and while we are on it has anyone ever met the 4 or 5 older gentlemen that regularly surf the inlet there at Holden? All on Longboards, and nice as can be. I first met them 2 winters ago on a particularly amazing day where the inlet was working like a mini-mailbu and I had just gotten my Allison noserider back from repairs so I was beyond giddy. waist high and peeling forever. they were kind enough to share the waves with me and took me in as one of the crew for a few hours. I got names but the waves were too good to remember anything but the smiles on all of their faces and the hoots and hollers everyone was giving one another. A truly magical day that I have been trying to relive every time I go back down that way. Sadly I've been skunked everytime but once since then. Those Brunswick islands are the ficklest of breaks to be sure.
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Jul 22, 2014, 04:51 PM #9
Thanks for the info BBG, esp. about needing 3ft to get any action. Depending on when the p/u for the lil one is scheduled I may just hit CB first then head over and get the lil one then see if there's anything for her to play on.
My Dad's best friend had a house at HB back in the day, used to go there often. Was the only beach I knew for many years. Was weird to go back after being away for +20yrs. Sucks you can't go out on the south end anymore.
Never seen those guys but I don't get to HB that much. If I do see ever see them and they take me under their wing I'll try to remember their names and forward to you (with their permission of course).
Jul 23, 2014, 12:39 AM #10
This Oak Island?