Rodanthe Pier

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by chicharronne, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Gone! Washed away this afternoon. I feel no pity. I've been chased away, had weights slung at me, and yelled at for just checking. No parking. The new owner has no insurance and is asking for help.
     
  2. CoKildare

    CoKildare Member

    8
    Dec 5, 2010
    the end is gone. 2/3 of it are still there.
     

  3. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Saints and Begorrah, then what was that guy crying about? I big local news here. I'd like to smash them in the face with my shillelagh.
     
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  4. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    lol no **** they lost part of the pier?
     
  5. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
  6. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    I haven't surfed there in over 20 years, but I never had those problems. I would mostly keep some distance from the pier because they were always chumming off the end, and you would see shark fins in the slick.

    One night, with the help of a friend, we filled the cab of a fishermans pick up truck with ghost crabs, just for fun. I always wondered how that turned out.
     
  7. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    405
    Aug 31, 2009
    Pictures from Mickey McCarthys FB page.
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    and one from TV 12 news
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  8. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    don't worry.
    oil rigs won't do that.
     
  9. NICAfiend

    NICAfiend Well-Known Member

    534
    May 12, 2012
    I was there yesterday and almost drove by to check the waves....wish I had now. Who the hell buys anything oceanfront at the OBX without insurance? That's just ****ing dumb! I will say it was gnarly yesterday!! I'm positive I saw some 20 ft waves breaking on the outer bar. I've been surfing 15+ years and those might of been some of the biggest, glassy, rideable waves I've ever seen on the east coast. I'm not always in the Outer Banks so I'm sure the locals have definitely seen bigger but it was crazy to me. Kinda had a Hawaii feel to it. I almost got swept away taking a few pics not paying total attention. I'll post a few later but I'm pretty sure they won't do it justice. Got a late session in and rode maybe a handful of waves? More an experience than anything.
     
  10. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014

    omg!

    they build oil rigs out of wood?
     
  11. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    no.
    concrete and re-bar.
    that dropping out thing.....is catching up to you.
     
  12. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    whatever

    another day goes by and i haven't needed algebra
     
  13. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    As for the insurance, considering a house is ungodly expensive to insure on the Banks imagine the premium on a wooden structure that actually sticks out in the ocean. We have only a few carriers that will write them if they are wood and the main one is Lloyds of London. Unless they have been updated completley in the last 10 or so years they are virtually uninsurable.

    Typicaly we will see premiums around $150,000 or greater to insure the structure for say $5,000,000 coverage (excluding wind coverage). We then go to the NC Wind Pool through the state and get the wind and that would run another $50,000 or so. Compare that to a $38,000,000 building I just wrote in Wilmington with wind coverage and their liability for a total premium of $45,000. It's easy to see why pier owners sef insure the property risk.
     
  14. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    Was watching the cam yesterday and there were two guys standing at the end right where the rest of it broke off. Bravery or stupidity? I'm leaning towards the latter.
     
  15. beerndwata

    beerndwata Well-Known Member

    191
    Sep 18, 2013
    It was intensely big. breaking a mile out. bout a 100 yards past the pier it seemed.
    Matt Lusk is a straight up OG, dude SWAM out there with a big ass camera. to the outside bar. mental sh!t. water had to be under 40 too. I wanted to entertain the thought, but getting worked in that deep, cold, water, was not something to do alone.
    here's a shot from Duck Village Outfitters. Avalon looking like 3rd reef pipe.
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    came back to va beach and got a couple surprising barrel runners out front at Johnny Mananas. stoked.
     
  16. Tlokein

    Tlokein Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    I thought I saw a couple of those that broke way out on the cam.

    Yeah that is pretty f'ing hardcore man!
     
  17. Hawky

    Hawky Well-Known Member

    850
    May 9, 2014
  18. NICAfiend

    NICAfiend Well-Known Member

    534
    May 12, 2012
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    A thick one in Nags Head

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    best wave I saw yesterday

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    breaking super far out and pic does it absolutely no justice

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    coming up on high tide and washing through all oceanfront homes in this area
     
  19. jizwhale

    jizwhale Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Best wave? Me likey^^^^^^^
     
  20. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    One of the owners said they took a chainsaw and cut loose the wobbly section, on the new this pm.