08/31/12

To Do List…Labor Day Edition

1. Catch an amazing Hatteras Island sunrise or…sleep in.

2. Head to the beach with dear friends, family, and Fido.
3. Beachcomb for seashells and seaglass.
4. Play a game of horseshoes, cornhole, or frisbee.
5. Grill delicious burgers for lunch.
6. Read a good book.
7. Take photos and video of the day’s events (and post to Surf or Sound’s Facebook page).
8. Go fishing! Be sure to check out what everyone has been catching here.
9. Initiate a sandcastle building contest.
10. Watch the sunset with a delicious drink in hand!


08/29/12

Let the moon be your guide…

this Friday night! Purchase your tickets for the second Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Tour of the month!
Tickets should to be purchased in person at the lighthouse ticket booth in Buxton between 8:15am and 5:40pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Be sure to bring your flashlight for the climb.

Did you know that the month of August boasts two full moons? The first full moon (Full Sturgeon Moon) fell on the very first day of the month and the second full moon falls on this Friday, the very last day of the month. Friday’s full moon is known as the Full Red Moon, an Algonquin name.
Many people know of the second full moon in a month as the Blue Moon, which only occurs approximately every 2.5 years or “once in a blue moon,” and therefore is not to be confused with August’s Full Red Moon. The blue moon obtained it’s name due to it’s blue tint when seen through atmospheric layers of smoke or volcanic dust.

In case you didn’t catch the first full moon of the month, August is proud to bring you another, so be sure to bask it’s it glory (at the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse)!


08/27/12

OBX Events September 1st-9th

Activities and entertainment await you here on the OBX! There are many exciting events to keep you and your party entertained all week long! There is truly something for everyone! Be sure to check out our list for the week and mark your calendars!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Arts and Crafts Show, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 10am-5pm.
Demo Daze, REAL Watersports, Waves.
~Venture over to REAL Watersports in Waves and try out new 2012 and 2013 gear for FREE! Pre registration is required. Visit their website for more info.
Hatteras Kite Week, through Monday, September 3.
~Hatteras Kite Week offers the public a chance to check out free kiteboarding gear clinics from the pros. For more info call 1-877-FLY-THIS.

LAST Fish Fry of the Season, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.
~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.

Hurrah Players present FOOTLOOSE, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon.
~Stop by Spa Koru in Avon for tickets or purchase them at the door the night of the performance.

Live music with Hal, Channel Bass Restaurant, Hatteras, 8pm.

Live music featuring Jones Potion, Mad Crabber Restaurant, Avon, 9pm.

ALL WEEK LONG

National Park Service programs, Hatteras Island.
~Check out their selection of summer programs by clicking here

Studio 12, Avon.
~Feeling creative? Studio 12 offers lots of fun classes, including mosaic stepping stones, glass fusion picture frames, suncatchers, and jewelry. Be sure to visit their website for class details.

Indian Town Gallery, Frisco.
~Offering fantastic weekly classes. Check out their Facebook page for details.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Karaoke, String Wray’s Restaurant, Rodanthe, 9pm.

The Wilders, REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.
~Enjoy free LIVE music with a spectacular view in a family/group friendly atmosphere.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

YOGA on the beach, Beach Klub, Avon, 8-9:30am.
~Bring a yoga mat and get your day started off on the right track!

LAST Hatteras Island Farmer’s Market of the season, Avon, 9am-1pm.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Oceanfront Hatha Yoga, Beach Klub, PapaWack Theatre, Avon, 8-9:30.
~$15/person for guests.

BINGO, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Light Plant Rd, Buxton, 6pm.

Bluegrass Jam at Banjo Island/Red Drum Pottery, Frisco, 7pm.
~Enjoy local musicians at the “Wednesday Happening” OR bring your instrument and join them!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

YOGA on the beach, Beach Klub, Avon, 8-9:30am.
~Bring a yoga mat and get your day started off on the right track!

Hatteras Village Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament, September 6-8.

Jack Jr., REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.

Open Mic, Saltwater Cafe, Stowe on Twelve, Hatteras, 8-11pm.
~All artists welcome! Come enjoy food, drink, & music at this great outdoor venue.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

LIVE MUSIC
~Pop’s Raw Bar and Restaurant
~Capt’n Rolo’s
~Channel Bass Restaurant

SATURDAY, September 8

Live music with Hal, Channel Bass Restaurant, Hatteras, 8pm.

ENJOY YOUR WEEK!!!


08/22/12

Calling all Chowder Cook-off Contestants

The time is near to perfect your Hatteras Clam Chowder recipe! The 6th Annual Chowder Cook-Off will take place on Saturday, September 15 during the Day at the Docks festivities in Hatteras. Everyone is invited to enter! The registration fee is a $50 tax deductible donation to the local watermen’s association and the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.

What exactly is Hatteras Clam Chowder, you might ask? Well, it’s simple and delicious. There is no other soup that says “HatterasIsland” like Hatteras Clam Chowder. “True” Hatteras Clam Chowder is composed of just a few fresh ingredients…clams, potatoes, onion, and bacon.

Try your hand at Hatteras Clam Chowder and be the next registrant in the Chowder Cook-off!

BASIC HATTERAS CLAM CHOWDER

4 cups of shucked clams and juice (about 24 chowder clams)
3 cups of diced potatoes
2 cups of diced onions
1 cup of water
6 pieces of bacon f(ried and grease rendered)

Chop clams, drain the juice, and save it. In a large pot, add water, clam juice, potatoes, onions and grease. Bring to a boil until potatoes are tender. Add chopped clams and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves about 6.

If you don’t have fresh shucked clams handy, canned clams and juice (about 2 cans) can be substituted in a pinch.

**If you’d like to reinvent your own version of Hatteras Clam Chowder, a few popular additions are parsley, green onion, celery and carrots.

If time is not on your side, and you can’t seem to get this dynamic and delicious chowder off of your mind, visit one of our local restaurants for a taste.

Be sure to head down to Day at the Docks on September 15th, to serve your version of Hatteras Clam Chowder or be the judge of many fabulous takes on the original!

See you there!


08/20/12

OBX Events August 25-September 2

Activities and entertainment await you here on the OBX! There are many exciting events to keep you and your party entertained all week long! There is truly something for everyone! Be sure to check out our list for the week and mark your calendars!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

13th Annual Kitty Hawk Ocean Games and Surf Kayak Competition, Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills.
~Spectators can enjoy a surf kayak competition and a standup paddleboard competition, while catching the beginning and end of a 3 mile race. Try out one of Kitty Hawk Kite’s kayaks or SUPs and see what the craze is all about.

Fish Fry, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.
~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.

Live music with Hal, Channel Bass Restaurant, Hatteras, 8pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
Outer Banks Hotline Event, Beach Klub, Avon, 4pm.
~A community event in memory of Lynn Jackenheimer and other victims of domestic violence, as well as and opportunity to express appreciation and gratitutde to law enforcement, first responders’, and the community for their response to Lynn’s family and friends.

ALL WEEK LONG

National Park Service programs, Hatteras Island.
~Check out their selection of summer programs by clicking here

YOGA on the beach, Beach Klub, Avon, 8-9:30am.
~Bring a yoga mat and get your day started off on the right track!

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Summer Programs, Hatteras.
~Monday-Friday, programs are offered by Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic for further exploration and discovery if our maritime heritage. For complete information and details, visit the Museum on the web.

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs, Rodanthe, 2pm.
~Monday-Friday at 2pm, join The Chicamacomico Historical Association for an afternoon of entertainment ranging from talks with local historians to dramatic demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard. Visit the Station’s website for program details.

Studio 12, Avon.
~Feeling creative? Studio 12 offers lots of fun classes, including mosaic stepping stones, glass fusion picture frames, suncatchers, and jewelry. Be sure to visit their website for class details.

Indian Town Gallery, Frisco.
~Offering fantastic weekly classes. Check out their Facebook page for details.

LIVE MUSIC featuring local musicians EVERY NIGHT of the week, Atlantic Coast Cafe, Avon, 6-9pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

Karaoke, String Wray’s Restaurant, Rodanthe, 9pm.

The Wilders, REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.
~Enjoy free LIVE music with a spectacular view in a family/group friendly atmosphere.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28

Hatteras Kite Week, Tues.-Mon., Sept. 3.
~Hatteras Kite Week offers the public a chance to check out free kiteboarding gear clinics from the pros. For more info call 1-877-FLY-THIS.

Hatteras Island Farmer’s Market, Avon, 9am-1pm.

REAL Watersports Kids Camp, Waves, Tues.-Thurs., 10am-4pm.
~Kids ages 7-12 will have a chance to learn how to have fun and be confident in the water! They will experience paddleboarding, kiteboarding, and surfing, with an emphasis on water safety. Cost is $595 per child, which includes lunch from Mojo’s Sunset Cafe. Click here to sign up!

Kitty Hawk Kites Kid’s Day, Avon 10am-12pm, Hatteras, 3-5pm.
~A fun-filled free opportunity to climb a rock wall, shoot water guns, have your face painted, and try out the latest toys and games!

FREE Soundside Snorkel, 2:30-4pm.
~Pre register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum. All equipment will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. For more information, call 995-4474.

Turtle Talk program, Pea Island Visitor Center, 2:30-3:30pm.

Music on the Deck, Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, 7-11pm.

Live music with Hal, Channel Bass Restaurant, Hatteras, 8pm.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29

Bird Walk, Pea Island Visitor Center, 8am.

Bird Adaptations program, Pea Island Visitor Center, 2:30-3:30pm.
~Learn about the adaptations birds need in order to survive, then try your hand at building your own bird.

Kitty Hawk Kites Kid’s Day, Waves 4-6pm.
~A fun-filled free opportunity to climb a rock wall, shoot water guns, have your face painted, and try out the latest toys and games!

BINGO, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Light Plant Rd, Buxton, 6pm.

Music on the Deck, Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, 7-11pm.

Bluegrass Jam at Banjo Island/Red Drum Pottery, Frisco, 7pm.
~Enjoy local musicians at the “Wednesday Happening” OR bring your instrument and join them!

LIVE music, Ketch 55, Avon 9pm.

LIVE music, String Wray’s Restaurant, Rodanthe.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

Bird Walk, Pea Island Visitor Center, 8am.

FREE Soundside Snorkel, 2:30-4pm.
~Pre register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum. All equipment will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. For more information, call 995-4474.

Soundside Adventure, New Inlet, 2:30-3:30pm.

Mojo Collins, REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.
~Enjoy free LIVE music with a spectacular view in a family/group friendly atmosphere.

Steve Howser, Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, Rodanthe, 6-10pm.

Open Mic, Saltwater Cafe, Stowe on Twelve, Hatteras, 8-11pm.
~All artists welcome! Come enjoy food, drink, & music at this great outdoor venue.

Karaoke, String Wray’s Restaurant, Rodanthe, 9pm.

Karaoke, Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, 10pm.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31

Arts and Crafts Show, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 10am-5pm.

Bird Walk, Pea Island Visitor Center, 8am.

The Break, Good Winds Seafood & Wine Bar, Rodanthe, 6-10pm.

Full Moon Tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton.
~Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children and can be purchased in-person, starting August 29th at the lighthouse ticket booth from 8:15am to 5:40pm. Be sure to bring your flashlight!

LIVE MUSIC every Friday night, Buxton.
~Mad Crabber
~Pop’s Raw Bar and Restaurant
~Capt’n Rolo’s

SATURDAY, September 1

Arts and Crafts Show, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 10am-5pm.
Demo Daze, REAL Watersports, Waves.
~Venture over to REAL Watersports in Waves and try out new 2012 and 2013 gear for FREE! Pre registration is required. Visit their website for more info.
Fish Fry, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.

~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.

Hurrah Players present FOOTLOOSE, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon.
~Stop by Spa Koru in Avon for tickets or purchase them at the door the night of the performance.

Live music with Hal, Channel Bass Restaurant, Hatteras, 8pm.

ENJOY YOUR WEEK!!!


08/17/12

On the road again…Surf or Sound's Curbside Check-out Service

It’s 10am, all of your belongings are packed away, your rental home has been tidied, the kids are tucked into their seats, and the dogs are securely situated for a long ride home. It’s time to hit the road! Oh, wait! You need to complete the check-out procedure for your rental home!

Luckily, Surf or Sound offers a fast and efficient curbside check-out service, starting at 8:30am on Saturday and Sunday. If you are checking-out with our Salvo office, simply pull onto Rampart Street and one of our Vacation Specialists will be there waiting to gather the keys to your rental home and the guest survey. If you are checking-out with our Avon office, pull through the front parking lot and a Vacation Speciailist will be there to assist you with your rental home keys and guest survey as well. At this time, donations will also be accepted for The Hatteras Island Food Pantry.

Our Vacation Specialists are eager to make your check-out as smooth and hassle-free as possible! See you Saturday or Sunday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 for complimentary curbside service!


08/13/12

Meet the "Real" Taffy

Have you ever heard of the wildly popular book, Taffy of Torpedo Junction? If not, you are missing a real Carolina treat!
This fictional novel recounts the daring antics of 13-year old Taffy Willis during World War II on Hatteras Island. You will be swept along on a thrilling adventure with Taffy as she experiences life on a small sandbar during wartime.

“Taffy” is based on the real-life, Carol Dillion, a Hatteras Island native.

Join Carol on August 22 or 29th at 2pm at the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station in Rodanthe to learn more about her exhilarating adventures! Prepare to be enthralled by her tales of “Taffy.” You’ll find out how much of the novel was fiction and how much was actually fact!
Stop by Buxton Village Books to get your copy of the book today or order online, so that you’ll be able to throughly discuss the details with Carol on Wednesday! This is a great read for all ages!