when it rains, it gets wet

Weather on the Outer Banks changes every few minutes so we will 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 this website.

We appreciate your flexible spirit, if the weather should complicate the event. Even though the weather may dictate we cancel the event, we will do everything we can to ensure everyone gets to surf safely.

Because of the massive numbers of small details, volunteers needing to be coordinated, and the event’s temporal proximity to the beginning of school for so many, we will not be able to reschedule the event for a later date.


If it’s raining the day of the event, everything will continue as scheduled. We know the last thing you want to do when you come to the beach is get wet but we can all push through this inconvenience together.

Temporary Dangerous Surf Conditions

If the surf conditions are dangerous, the event will be put on hold for those surfing heats. Once conditions improve, the event will continue with those impacted heats being added to the end of the day’s scheduled heats. The final scheduled heats for the day end at 1pm. Rescheduled heats would begin at 1pm.

Continued Dangerous Surf Conditions

If the weather or surf conditions dictate we change the date of the surfing event, we will CANCEL AND NOT RESCHEDULE.

Severe Weather

A lifeguard from Nags Head Ocean Rescue is always present at the event and will determine what we need to do to remain safe on the beach in the case of severe weather (lighting, rough surf, rip currents, etc.). We will follow the lifeguards instructions to remain safe. This may mean adjusting heat times or cancelling heats.