Carteret County surfing information and links for Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle NC, and Morehead City including the best places to surf, to shop, to get contest dates, and to learn. Consider subscribing to comments here and leaving information on surfing related events and information that we missed including the best places to surf on Bogue Banks.
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April 2020 News: The Town of Emerald Isle declared that access to the Atlantic Ocean for swimming, surfing, and kayaking will be re-opened on April 18, 2020.
Due to county and municipal ocean restrictions setup to combat the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus, surfers in Emerald Isle started a petition saying that the restrictions on anyone entering the water are too strict. This came on the heels of several surfers being arrested for not abiding by the order. Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach officials maintain that the beach access restrictions deter visitors from coming to the county from other areas, while the surfers maintain that one can surf and still maintain social distancing.
The Buddy Pelletier Surfing Contest, Foundation, and Longboard Classic
The Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation and Contest is an annual favorite for local surfers on Bogue Banks and attracts surfers from all over Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, and from other locations throughout the East Coast.
This annual contest is a celebration on the life of local Buddy Pelletier who was a professional surfer and loved the East Coast surfing community. His family and friends now maintain a charitable foundation, humanitarian outreach, and local scholarships for area youth who love the art of surfing.
Readers: Please use the comment form at the bottle to let us know which locations offer rental equipment and surfing lessons. Also, if you are a local surfer, any links to the best places to catch waves is very much appreciated.
Marsh’s Surf Shop
615 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Bert’s Surf Shop
304 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
AB Surf Shop
515 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
South Swell Surf Shop
8204 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Hot Wax Surf and Paddle Sports
200 Mallard Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
North Carolina Hwy 58, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Bert’s Surf Shop
300 Islander Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
Action Surf Shop
4130 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557
To get information on wave heights, tides, winds and other meteorology links about waves and weather please visit the Bogue Pier report and forecast HERE.
EILive offers surf reports, webcams, and weather information along with a breakdown of current conditions along Bogue Banks: http://www.eilivesurf.com/
Please use the comment for below to give us information on local surfing lessons, places to go, events and contests, and area information near Bogue Banks.
August 2020: Officials with the Buddy Pelletier Surfing Contest cancelled the 2020 event due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
November 2019: The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners honored 7 local surfers for their actions in helping distressed swimmers this past summer. Those recognized include Alex Lewis, Mike Conner, Jacob Price, Peyton Weist, Luke Brooks, Rick Scott, and Eric Zaleski.