09/23/11

Official Notice on Visitor Access to Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo

This afternoon Dare County supplied the official notice that there will be no visitor access to Rodanthe, Waves or Salvo until sometime after 10/06/11. As a result, there will be no check-ins for homes in these villages until after 10/06/11.

Here is a link to the official announcement. It is Bulletin #38.

If you have reservations for the week of 10/1/11 for Rodanthe, Waves or Salvo and have purchased travel insurance, Travel Guard will not cover your claim since 30 days have passed since the mandatory evacuation was ordered. However, we are trying to find ways to help and are providing answers as we get them. If you did not purchase travel insurance, we do understand your disappointment but we cannot offer any refunds or other accommodations. We are truly sorry.

The villages of Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras are open to visitors via ferry from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island through Ocracoke to the Hatteras Village ferry dock. If you have reservations for these villages, whether or not you purchased travel insurance, we encourage you to keep watching for openings on the ferry. Reservations could open at any point and we don’t want you to miss your opportunity to come. 69% of our guests with reservations for 9/24/11 in these four villages are confirmed to be arriving this weekend via ferry, and we hope to see you next weekend. There are many businesses back open on the island ready to serve you and of course the beach is as beautiful as ever.

The ferry route from Swan Quarter or Cedar Island requires a reservation and there is a fee for a portion of the trip. To make a mandatory reservation, call 1-800-293-3779 (press 2) or online at www.ncferry.org.

If your vacation home is not habitable for your stay, you will receive notification from us prior to your scheduled arrival date. If you plan to check-in for your vacation, please notify us of your ferry reservation so that we may prepare your home. Call us as soon as you make your ferry reservation at 1-800-237-1138.

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

We will continue to update our blog site http://hatterasblog.surforsound.com and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/surforsound with information as it comes available.

Here are some helpful links:

Dare County Emergency Mgmt Bulletins:
http://darenc.com/EmgyMgmt/Alert/index.asp
NCDOT NC-12 Recovery Website:
http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/nc12recovery/default.html
NCDOT Flickr page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ncdot/sets/72157627547895700/
NCDOT Twitter Feed:
http://twitter.com/#!/ncdot_ncoast


11/10/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 11/10/08-Hatteras Island


Who says the Fall season is slow? This past week, Hatteras Island was the place to be with a multitude of events going on, including the birdwatchers’ Wings Over Water Festival, the Outer Banks Marathon, and perhaps most importantly, the annual Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Fishing Tournament. The tournament, held every November since 1958, carried on as planed despite a couple of very rainy days, and by judging day on Saturday, the weather was simply perfect.

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11/4/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 11/3/08-Hatteras Island

A breezy week turned into a gorgeous weekend as the Northeast winds subsided long enough for anglers to hit the beaches in T-Shirts, and offshore boats to enjoy calm waters all the way to the Gulf Stream. Lots of fish were being reeled in from all over the Outer Banks, including lots of drum, blues, sea mullet, and even speckled trout around the jetties near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
We’re expecting a coastal storm over the next couple of days, but that just means the shelling is going to be great by the weekend, when the air temperatures are expected to reach almost 70 degrees. It’s certainly shaping up to be a good November. Continue reading


10/30/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 10/20/08- Hatteras Island

True to typical fall form, this past week on Hatteras Island started with a couple days of wild weather, followed by windy, but sunny days later on in the week. The big story this past week wasn’t just the weather, but also the drum which were being reeled in all over the island. This is in no small part thanks to the Annual Frank & Fran’s Red Drum Tournament, which was held over the weekend and attracted 300 anglers, despite the windy weather. With a total of 154 red drum registered and released, ranging from 18″ to the winning 49 ”, it’s safe to say that the drum are keeping island anglers busy. Continue reading


10/20/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 10/20/08-Hatteras Island

Fishing Report 10/20/08 Hatteras Island
We enjoyed a few record setting warm days early in the week, with no wind and gorgeous beach days, followed by a little coastal storm over the weekend to mix things up. This is an indication that fall has officially arrived. If you need further proof, the dunes are covered with yellow wildflowers (our version of fall foliage), and the drum have been reeled in from just about every beach and pier on the island.
With the storm out of the way, the rest of this upcoming week is shaping up to be more of the same – mild 65-70 degree weather, a little wind, not many people, and plenty of drum. You gotta love fall. Continue reading


10/14/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 10/13/08-Hatteras Island

With a couple rainy days here and there, anglers stayed a little damp, in and out of the water, but at least the fishing made a couple drizzly days worthwhile. Early in the week, there were lots of blues and sea mullet to go around, as well as a few big drum catches.
Later in the week, a northeast wind made the ocean a little rough for Northern Hatteras Island, but good news is on the horizon. We have a week of gorgeous weather coming up, with light winds and temperatures expected up to 80 degrees. This will definitely be a great week to play hooky from work, and take a fishing trip to Hatteras Island. Continue reading


10/8/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 10/6/08-Hatteras Island

What a gorgeous week for fishing. With mild air temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s, and postcard perfect weather, Hatteras Island anglers were treated to a much-deserved beautiful week. The stormy days we had a couple weeks ago brought in piles of shells from Rodanthe to Ocracoke all week long, so beachcombers were treated to a great week of exploring too.
The drum run continues on the island, and bluefish have been everywhere for the beach fishermen. The blues might not always be the biggest catch on the beach, but at least no one left the shore empty handed.
Here’s what local anglers have been reeling in on Hatteras Island: Continue reading


09/29/08

Outer Banks Fishing Report 9/29/08-Hatteras Island

It’s been a wild week with a Nor’easter putting a temporary halt on the fishing scene for a day or two, but the gorgeous weekend weather made up for a couple of stormy days.
With few people on the shore, except for on the island’s most popular beaches, weekend anglers got to enjoy the great weather and good fishing all to themselves. With a light breeze and cooler temperatures, (but still warm enough for shorts and sunscreen), it’s definitely starting to feel like fall. On Hatteras Island, this means three things: Good sales, good shells, and great fishing.
This past week, it was all about the drum, as almost every fishing spot on the island reported good drum catches. Look for the drum runs to continue this week, as the air and water temperatures remain consistent, and the weather stays nice and mild.
Here’s what local anglers have been reeling in on Hatteras Island: Continue reading


09/10/08

Pirate Week on The Outer Banks September 15-20

Kick off your fall vacation with the annual Pirate Festival hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. This week-long event begins on Monday, September 15th, with community events happening all week all over the Outer Banks.
Enjoy Pirate history, storytelling, reenactments, and shows. The culmination of a fun filled week of events will be on Saturday September 20th at the Kitty Hawk Kites Store, MP 12.5, Nags Head. Throughout the festival, Captain Jack Sparrow will make special guest appearances throughout the Outer Banks at various Kitty Hawk Kites stores. Continue reading