Surf or Sound Realty Sponsors Mile Marker 25 for the Outer Banks Marathon

The 5th Annual Outer Banks Marathon was held on November the 14th 2010 with more than 5000 runners from all over the world and the Unites States running and walking the 26.2 mile stretch of beautiful scenery from Kitty Hawk to downtown Manteo on Roanoke Island. The weather was just perfect with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s.

Surf or Sound Realty was a proud sponsor of Mile Marker 25 located in Manteo, near the finish line. Volunteers from the company, along with their friends and family, found it very rewarding to encourage all the runners and pass out water and Gatorade to the marathon participants. It was a great treat to see all the runners and walkers have so much energy after so many miles. For participants and volunteers alike, this memorable experience is truly one of a kind.

The Outer Banks Marathon is one of the events organized by Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE). The mission of OBSE is to organize and promote sports competition and healthy living resources, provide financial resources for needed relief and support for education while contributing to economic development for the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 100% of net proceeds are split 50/50 by the Dare Education Foundation and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.
For more information on races and sporting events on the Outer Banks throughout the year, visit www.obxmarathon.com.


Thanksgiving Holiday Events on Hatteras Island

Two fun events make visiting Hatteras Island twice as nice this Thanksgiving weekend! The Annual Arts and Craft show is slated for Friday and Saturday, November 26-27 from 10am to 4pm at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School, located right off Hwy 12 in Buxton. Browse work by local artists, artisans, photographers and craftpersons. Seven original works of art will be raffled off to benefit the local high school students. Admission is free and lunch and snacks will be available. The arts and craft show is always a great place to start your holiday shopping early!
Santa Claus himself will be at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station’s season’s end festivities and open house at the site and museum in Rodanthe village on Friday, November 26th. This is the last event of the 2010 season before the site closes for the winter, so it is a great opportunity to see what a special historical treasure we have right here on Hatteras Island. Everyone is invited to attend and admission is free if you bring a non-perishable item for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry. The site opens at 10am and festivities will conclude at 3pm. The highlight of the day is the arrival of Santa Claus on the Salvo Volunteer Fire Department’s bright red fire truck. He is scheduled to arrive at 1pm and visit with all the children until 3pm. Bring the entire family and enjoy complimentary refreshments and hot beverages. You can even do a little holiday shopping at the on-site gift shop, which will be conducting a huge sale for the event. For more information, please call (252)-987-1552 or visit www.chicamacomico.net.
Surf or Sound Realty wishes everyone a warm, happy and memorable holidays!


14th Annual Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival

On November 9-14, 2010 visitors are invited to participate in the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival on the Outer Banks. The annual six day event is hosted to celebrate natural wonders of the Eastern North Carolina and discover the beauties of the region’s environment.

For a modest cost participants can select from a variety of experience such as:
•Venturing into areas with combined bird lists of nearly 400 species.
•Learning from experts how to shoot photographs that capture the unique beauty of the region.
•Traveling to historic landmarks like the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station.
•Visiting North Pond on Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge on Hatteras Island, the hottest spot for fall birding in North Carolina – or even visit South Pond which is usually closed to visitors.
•Climbing the historic Currituck Beach Lighthouse and touring the Keepers House which is usually closed to the public.
•Taking a ferry to the pirate Blackbeard’s hang-out on Ocracoke Island to enjoy the quaint fishing village and check out the birds.
•Paddling the backwaters of the area or four-wheeling the area north of Corolla.
•Visiting the ancient maritime forest of Kitty Hawk Woods for a look at this rare ecosystem.
•Venturing into Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge at night in search of bear and other wildlife.
•Absorbing the waterways’ natural beauty during a sunrise or sunset kayak tour.
•Wading in search of Clapper Rails, marsh sparrows and wrens at Oregon Inlet.
•Visiting an art gallery to see how artists interpret the environment and wildlife.
•Exploring a Ghost Town on Portsmouth Island.
•Experiencing a Red Wolf Howling where the nearly extinct animal is now fighting its way back.

This is a great and unique experience for people of all ages and everyone is encouraged to explore this amazing area and tell stories about the experience for years to come!
For more information visit www.wingsoverwater.com or call 252-216-WING(9464).