We spent Labor Day this year at the springs with my parents. We ate breakfast at the pancake house where you make your own food at your table, the kids swam in the springs for the first time (the water is a cool 72 degrees), and took a paddleboat ride.
If you were here on vacation or simply made it out to the beach, it was a perfect long weekend for time on the sand and in the surf. Conditions were small, but fun with a solid waist high wave on the main bars breaking across all tides at choice spots. Southerly winds ramped up each afternoon providing fun side to side-off conditions for WindSUP action in the surf zone.
I caught it each afternoon on the Sealion, and the spot of choice was Loggerhead St in Nags Head where a nice outside sandbar produced breaking surf at all tides. It did get quite shallow at low tide, even for the short Sealion fins, but it was not much of a problem. Water temps were perfect for trunks only. Only catch was the number of people in the water within the surf zone swimming, surfing, SUPing, and boogie boarding. No worries though as all are out to have a good time, and with myself the only one holding a sail in hand, I simply had to keep a keen eye where people were and judge a given DTL run accordingly. I had to pass on a few waves due to folks in the zone/path, but that was ok. I enjoyed seeing many out having a FUN time and enjoying likely their last tastes of summer.
Bill’s OBX Beach Life