Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report - 9.20.11 - Great day for the ESA surf competition...





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Published on Sep 20, 2011

Good morning. Here's the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

This video was shot at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head at 9:00 AM.

Another beautiful fall day. Luckily the weather pattern has changed today. We had a storm system hanging with us for a few days sending rain and stiff northeast winds, but the sun is back today.

Sun, 80's, and water temps in the mid 70's. Perfect fall weather. This weather will stick with us for the rest of the week. Maybe an isolated thunder storm, but nothing widespread. A great week to be at the beach.

That storm system, along with Tropical Storm Maria moving through the ocean, has been sending large swell to the OBX since late last week. Unfortunately the northeast wind has not cooperated to clean the waves up, but today is looking decent.

Even though the waves aren't perfectly clean, this size is great and just in time for Jennette's Pier to host the ESA finals (Eastern Surf Association) this week and the Outer Banks Pro this weekend. Great week of OBX surf contests!

The waves are overhead today with some great sections coming through. The onshore winds aren't great, but there are a lot of fun, and big, waves out there for the ESA surfers.

The swell will drop from head to waist over the next few days. The winds won't be ideal during the week, but it looks like there could be some good opportunities for clean waves. Thursday morning looks small but clean, and the start of the Outer Banks Pro looks like clean waist to chest conditions for Saturday.

It's awesome to have the surf comps going on this week. There is a lot of activity surrounding the contests. A lot of spectators, Jennette's Pier is hopping, and the energy and positive vibes are infectious.

Nags Head is happy to be the temporary home for the ESA finals this year. ESA is in their 44th year, and more than 30 of the finals have been held in Hatteras. Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Irene and the continued recovery, the contest needed to move to Nags Head. We are happy to enjoy the ESA experience on the norther OBX this year, but it will be nice to know that Hatteras is up and running and ready to host 2012.

Outer Banks fishing is going well. Settling into fall fishing. Consistent catches on the piers, bridges, surf, and Sound - stripers, croakers, spot, pompano - but the big fishing news is that 3 red drum were hauled in on Jennette's Pier yesterday, the biggest over 43 inches! Red drum are in the area...and they are big!

Hope to see you soon. Have fun!

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