The beach. The sand. The water. The beverages. For us, this is the ultimate escape. We’ve always been fascinated with those who can surf. Because we cannot. And will not. Because we have the klutz gene. Which means—ultimate injury. There is a huge 10-day everything-surf event happening in North Carolina starting this weekend.
Perhaps we can merely be observers at the 14th Annual O’Neill/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest in Wrightsville Beach. The two-day event August 16th-18th attracts 200 pros and amateurs from Florida to Rhode Island. There will be longboard and shortboard competitions, along with the new extreme surfing with the Red Bull Tow-At.
On Saturday, you can keep dry on solid ground with the Music and Art Fest, combining local musicians, arts, crafts, and family activities. Proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations Hope From Helen and Surf Club.
Monday the 19th is dedicated to Surfers Healing—an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with autism by exposing them to the experience of surfing.
And from the 23-25th, don’t miss the 7th Annual Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic—open to lady surfers of all ages.
With surfing now a part of the 2020 Olympic Games, maybe we could… nope. That whole klutz thing…
We’ll wait for an Olympic competition involving surfing channels…