The woman died after being sucked out by a nasty rip in Kure Beach. Wouldn't wish that upon anybody.
As far as the tourists littering our beaches goes....Man, I am with you right on with that one. As far as tourists surfing-there definitely are some dangerous people in the water trying to learn to surf...sad thing is though, some of the times, at least in WB, it's aggro residents making it dangerous as well-dropping in on people who have wave priority because they think they rip harder than anyone. Also, the other day, I was out south of Crystal Pier and saw this longboarder lose his board. The board flew in tumbling and hit this guy in the head who was swimming. Granted the guy should be aware enough to see a board coming...There are alot of people who work HARD though to keep the beaches open to surfing in WB and these kind of situations do not help the cause...Where your leash so we can all continue to enjoy surfing our coast. Everyone just needs to show respect for everyone else in the water (and out for that matter).......In stead of hating non-stop-hope for waves.....
Last edited by respecttheocean; Jun 9, 2009 at 06:03 PM.
Memorial day to labor day, same as every year.Has anyone noticed the surfzone flags going up a little earlier this year
It's a sad story and has already happened 2 times this year (Last weekend a 19yo Hispanic guy drowned near Hamlet). I saw some guards pull in a few kids and put of a "no swimming, rip current" sign in the North End Saturday, yet the damned tourists swam out right in front of the sign. I really am saddened that this kind of stuff happens on what is supposed to be their vacation, but until they learn, it will continue to happen.
i heard last weekend while surfing that we as wb might not have surf zones next year. i thought no it wont happen as we are a tourist community and they dont want su surfers hitting tourists that basically pay for our beach renourisment.
who gives a **** about surf zones, the wind comes up before 1030 every day. who cares where you can surf when its blowing south at 20 knots? just get on it earlier.