Our Backyard Break
Directly across the street from Banks Surf Supply the Gray Eagle beach access drops your feet onto the sand about a 100 yards north of Jennette's Pier. The pier site was purchased by the state of North Carolina and an unreal facility was erected. Wind turbines for power, recycled water systems, aquarium exhibits, the list goes on.
The real draw for us, as surfers, are the consistent sandbars that build up off of the concrete pilings the structure is built upon. Inside sandbars for the small days and way outside sandbars for those bigger swells we see Fall through Spring. If there is a swell hitting the Outer Banks you can almost guarantee one of the sandbars at the pier will be working. The rips next to the pier can suck you right out on the bigger days where most spots you wouldn't make it past the shore break. (A town ordinance exists that says surfing near the pier is illegal, so do this at your own risk. Be considerate of the people fishing and using the pier for other purposes. Can't we all just get along?)
We surf the pier during the craziness of Summer or those Fall swells that attract surfers from all over like a magnet. You will catch us out there mid-Winter when the water temps are sub 40 degrees and the air temps are in the same zone. We hope you get to surf a magical day at the pier and look forward to sharing waves and stories in and around our "backyard".