After four or five days of light to no wind and shin high surf, the Outer Banks weather has turned with a vengeance . . .winds from the north at 20 with occasional gusts up to 30, the surf is a churning mess and the temperatures fell about 20 degrees in six hours. Kip Tabb
It’s still a little churned up out there for kiteboarders and windsurfers, but tomorrow is looking good. Strong winds from the north still forecast, but some of the slop in the ocean should be calming down and the sounds look to be very rideable.
Surfers—you’re going to have to wait til the end of the week, at least that seems to be the consensus. There’s nothing to ride out there today . . . good wave heights, it’s just that they’re coming from multiple directions simultaneously. Things should cleanup by Thursday afternoon, and Friday looks to have some good clean surf.
At least the fishing has been good. A lot of drum running all last week—puppy and black—some trout and sea mullet too. No action at all on the piers today, but things are looking better for tomorrow.
Surf fishing looks to be tough today, but if you’re up for a challenge, try it.
The offshore fleet is definitely parked through Wednesday.