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100 years=outer banks surfing history

Did Hawaiians bring surfing to the Outer Banks?

Who was the first surfer to ride the waves on the Outer Banks? Now one is sure, but the history goes back almost 100 years and maybe more as Jeff Hampton writes in the Virginian Pilot.

100 years of surfing in North Carolina. 1917 postcard suggests an early surfer at Wrightsville Beach in red circle. Image NC Maritime History Museum.

100 years of surfing in North Carolina. 1917 postcard suggests an early surfer at Wrightsville Beach in red circle. Image NC Maritime History Museum.

“Outer Banks surfing bloomed in the 1960s and flourishes today, but its start goes back almost 100 years , with a direct link to Hawaii.

Two curators with the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort have compiled a history in words and pictures of North Carolina surfing.

One of the authors, Ben Wunderly, is scheduled to speak June 20 at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village.”

 

Who were the first surfers on the Outer Banks? Find out in the Virginian Pilot.

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