As summer slips into September, anglers can expect fishing conditions to improve. Look for plenty of bluefish, flounder, pompano, Spanish mackerel, speckled trout, black drum and red drum hanging around.
Even though summer-vacation season has ended, the Pier continues to serve as a community hub. There are plenty of special events on tap, including seven wedding receptions, an Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce mixer Sept. 13, and the Surfalorous Film Festival Sept. 21.
To get things moving, the Wave Riding Vehicles Outer Banks Pro surf contest creates excitement for a colorful crowd on our south beach Aug. 30 through Labor Day. See surfers race down wave faces, slash the lip, and sometimes fly through the air.
Two weeks after the pros get crowned, amateur surfers from all along the East Coast compete in the Eastern Surfing Association’s Eastern Championships Sept. 17 to 23, also on the south beach. Wave riders of all ages seek to post big scores as they compete in heats of six. The top surfers win trophies and relish bragging rights.
To finish out the month, the annual Jim Mulford Memorial Red Drum Tournament takes place on Sept. 30. Take a shot at catching the largest red drum during the peak of this fishery. Expect fishing, family and fun!