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Latitude: 35° 57.071' N
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Easy, but parking can be rough, locals are pretty cool as long you respect them.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name The Head + PBA
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
Just park your car at the PBA and walk over the walkway. This spot used to break extremely well, but past hurricanes have shifted the sandbar... Only time will tell when this spot will be restored.
Great spot to surf, many choices in this town, just drive around and pull over when you want. There are so many sandbars there.
I consider the Outer Banks my 'spot'. The atmosphere is exceptional, the locals are a hardcore bunch but mellow, and the surf exploration is endless. But don't go during the summer unless you’re heading south toward Pea Island for an incoming swell, there are just TOO many tourons (tourists/morons). Best time go is fall to winter, hurricane swells and no tourons.
Best place to grab breakfast if the morning session is flat, is Grits&Grill.
Like I said before, the spot used to be the spot to catch the swell. Unfortunately, hurricanes have shifted the sandbar and the break seems to be elusive. The last time I saw it decent (7'), was over four years ago. I'm not saying it hasn't been big there since, just saying that it's changed considerably.
On a sidenote, I visited the spot in October a couple week after Hurricane Isabel. The beach was a wreck, the PBA was off-limits, Kitty Hawk was in ruins, and the beach was covered in debris. A sad day.
By Anonymous , 01-08-2006
end of july - waves were nice this past weekend they were working pretty well all day about 4 to 5 feet and breaking nice and smooth, getting nice long rides and getting inside the tube
By -j , 13-06-2006
- Was out there 2 weeks ago. The beach is getting back to what it used to be... post isabel. no surf. Lack of swell.
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