Happy 4th July!
The OBX summer months are prime for fun surf and friendly conditions for all age/skill ranges. As the shoreline is all sand, our best breaks vary year to year, and when the ocean is quite active, even week to week. Though during the summer months, the surf is usually tame and consistent with established sandbars found across the islands providing the best spots for a little wave break outside and incoming whitewater lines. This year’s standout, at least in town, is a range of bars north of the Nags Head Fishing Pier. A key real-time view of the break is on Surfline’s Abalone Street surf cam. The cam looks south to the Nags Head pier, and even an untrained eye can spot the area where the best surf is breaking. I am sure there are other hot spots on the OBX this summer, but this area which is covered by the surf cam is quite a nice area for breaking surf when all other areas are too deep/flat for a ride. Bonus too is the area is covered by real time cam for checking anytime during the day!
If you know of any other good spots this year on the OBX, post on the comments. I am curious if there are any good sandbars at the ramps between Waves and Avon?!
Bill’s OBX Beach Life