Surfing Event Details
Weather on the Outer Banks changes every few minutes so we’ll be monitoring it closely near the day of the surfing event. Because safety is our primary concern, if the weather or surf conditions dictate a change in start time, end time, location, or any other event detail, we will communicate those changes through Slack.
If weather gets complicated, we appreciate your flexible spirit. Because of the massive numbers of small details, volunteers to coordinate, and the event’s temporal proximity to the beginning of school, if we need to cancel the surfing event, we will not be able to reschedule the event for a later date.
What to Wear
We have lifejackets available for everyone and a limited number of wetsuits (long-sleeves/long-legs), spring suits (short-sleeves/short-legs), and rashguards available to borrow.
On a personal note (from Eileen)… having a daughter who participates and being a woman who attempts to surf, I have found it’s beneficial to wear boardshorts and a rashguard since bathing suits can shift on the board and when the unfortunate fall happens in the water. We’ll have rashguards available for purchase at the event, if you want a SFA rashguard to keep.
Please plan for enough time to find parking. Jennette’s Pier has parking but there are also other nearby places to park. Some of these places require you walk across the street to get to the pier. Please be careful if crossing the street. Consider unloading your gear at the pier and then have one member of your group park and walk back.
Use the red SFA icons in the map below to locate places nearby to park.
Arrival & Checkin
Food & Activities
Snacks, drinks, and lunch are available for free at the Food and Beverages tent. Lunch will be at 1:00pm-ish after all the surfing heats are finished so families and volunteers can eat together.
Please come and have a great time! Our food has been set up for families and volunteers but we would love for friends and supporters to come, cheer on the participants, connect with other families, and enjoy the activities. Please, feel free to invite friends!
We have a variety of beach-friendly activities at the Activities tent available during the event but please make sure your children are supervised at all times.
For those that are experiencing sensory overload or overheated, we’ve found it feels at least 5 degrees cooler underneath Jennette’s Pier. There’s also a small aquarium inside Jennette’s Pier… and it’s air-conditioned.