Ever wondered how beer is brewed? Are you interested in trying some great tasting beers brewed here in the Outer Banks? We thought so.
Coined for being the first wind powered brewery in America, the Outer Banks Brewing Station handcrafts some of the best beer around.
Aside from creating some fantastic beer, they also have some good food…. really good food. Guy Fieri stopped by the Brewing Station last year when he did an entire episode of his hit Food Network show Drive-ins and Dives for the Outer Banks.
If you are a Club Seaside member, you can schedule a tour of the Brewing Station during your stay. Now of course there will be a chance to taste a few handcrafted alcoholic beverages, so participants must be at least 21 years old.
We had record high temperatures yesterday and a storm came through last night and helped cool things down. Perfect weather this morning, 70 degrees, partly cloudy and wind gusts blowing from the NNW at 20 mph.
Surf this morning is semi choppy with about knee high waves. Ocean water temp up to 62 degrees, hopefully nearing 70 by end of next week.
Offshore fishing is incredible, some charter captains reporting it is the best in 10 years. Offshore boats filling their tanks with yellowfin tuna. Piers reporting plenty of sea mullet, blues, spot and croaker.
One of the most dangerous parts of swimming in the ocean is the threat of rip currents. Rip currents are powerful, channel currents of water flowing away from shore and according to the United States Lifesaving Association, over 100 people drown each year from rip currents. Below are tips on what to do if you or someone else is caught in a rip current.
Escaping a Rip Current
If caught in a rip current, always stay calm and don’t fight the current.
Escape the current by swimming horizontal to the shoreline, not toward the shore. Once free of the current, swim at an angle away from the current toward shore.
If you are unable to escape by swimming horizontal to the shoreline, float or tread water. When the current weakens, swim at an angle away from the current toward the shore.
Always try to get someone else’s attention if caught in a rip current. You may not be able to escape the current yourself but someone else’s help could save your life.
How to Help Someone Else in a Rip Current
Get help from a lifeguard if one is present.
If you aren’t near a lifeguard, yell instructions on how to escape from the shore.
Throw the victim something that floats.
Call 9-1-1 for further assistance.
General Safety Tips
Swim near a lifeguard at all times if possible. Lifeguards are trained to help you and are responsible for countless saved lives.
Know how to swim in the ocean. Swimming in the pool or in a lake is very different than swimming in the ocean.
Be cautious at all times and always be aware of your surroundings.
If in doubt about current ocean conditions, don’t go out!
The Outer Banks is a marvelous place with pristine beaches, wonderful homes and countless things to do. However, out-of-state visitors are a big reason why the Outer Banks is such a special place.
NewsLink figures released early last week show just how important tourism is to North Carolina’s state and local economies.
Last year alone, North Carolina’s statewide tourism industry raked in 19.4 billion dollars. This visitor spending supported 200,000 jobs for North Carolinians and helped more than 40,000 businesses that directly serve tourism stay in business.
North Carolina’s tourism industry created $579 million dollars in local tax revenue that helped support local communities.
No doubt the Outer Banks would still be home to beautiful beaches and long summer days without our booming tourism industry. However, many of our marvelous local businesses couldn’t survive without out-of-state visitors.
Club Seaside guests receive an exclusive discount on Farmdog Surf School surfing lessons! These 1-hour lessons are led by an experienced team of surf instructors who are courteous, professional and prepared to help you learn how to surf!
Lessons feature instruction in water safety, surfboard safety, paddling techniques, pop-up techniques plus tips on how to read and judge waves.
Club Seaside guests receive a 50% discount on the 1-hour surf lessons!
Farmdog Surf School is held on Tuesdays from May till September and Club Seaside guests are encouraged to book their lessons in advance. Guests must call (252) 255-2223 or email email@example.com to book your lesson.
We will be highlighting all of our current Club Seaside events and discounts over the next three weeks to give you an in-depth look into what makes Club Seaside unlike any other program on the Outer Banks.
Join Kitty Hawk Kites for the 31st annual Rogallo Kite Festival on June 8-9 at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head (mile 12.5). This is a FREE family friendly event hosted by the largest hang gliding school in the world and the largest kite store on the East Coast.
This two day event is in honor of the late Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. Rogallo’s inventions started the sport of hang gliding and his designs have helped create stunt kites, power kites and hang gliders. Kitty Hawk Kites will put his ideas on display through flight!
Come out and see large kite displays, learn how to fly various kites including stunt and power kites, and even make a kite of your own!