There a few noteworthy things happening in our little community.
We first want to give a shoutout to OBBC ambassador Will Forrest. Will was just in Hawaii for an ESA All Stars trip. He took a quiver of custom Shell Shapes surfboards for all the conditions the North Shore can offer. From Off the Wall to Sunset, Will was on it the whole trip! He also received training from ESA coach Jason Motes all week! We're proud of you Will!
Check out more on Will's Instagram
Another update in our community, is the opening of the Jug Handle Bridge in Rodanthe.
A community day will be held April 9th from 1pm to 5pm where folks can come walk, run or bike the bridge before it is opened to the public. There will also be a "Run the Rodanthe Bridge" 5k and 5 mile marathon that morning. Parking for the event will be at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center.
It will certainly change traffic patterns, with the addition of a traffic circle, the first one ever on Hatteras Island. As you exit the bridge and are heading south, you will take the first exit out the roundabout. Traffic coming from the North, not coming from the bridge should be minimal with just a few houses north of the roundabout. Apart from traffic and the landscape being changed, the project is sure to change how surfers and beach goers alike get to the famed surf spots like S-turns. You used to be able to park right off highway 12 and walk right over the dune, now that walk will take a little longer. The bridge connects the southern part of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to the northern portion of Rodanthe, bypassing the S-turns section of highway 12 completely. This section of the road which has always been prone to over wash during storms will be decommissioned and be demolished later this year. This leaves surfers with the uncertainty of where to park and how to access northern Rodanthe in the future. It will be interesting to see how this situation plays out this summer.
Tons of new Spring gear is arriving all the time from all our favorite brands. Rip Curl, Volcom, Patagonia, Roxy, Levi's and more are all be unboxed nearly daily. On top of those exciting brands arriving, we've been expanding our own OBBC branded clothing! Tees, board shorts, elastic waisted volley shorts, sweat shorts, rash guards and more. Come by the shop to see them hanging on the racks or shop online. We've been experimenting and testing quite a few new designs and styles. With summer drawing close expect the arrival of more tees and crewnecks with a few new designs as well!
Salt Wash Pigment Dye Short in Black Washed Pocket Tee in Gray
Board Builders Day returns for the first time since 2019! From 1-3pm in the side yard! Come check out local surfboard makers showcase their crafts, talk about the good ol' days, the future of surfboard shaping and other industry talk. Come enjoy being around likeminded people and see some high tier performance boards! We are super pumped for this event to return, hope to see you April 30th 1-3pm in the side yard of OBBC! For info or to contact us about the event please visit our website.
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