First Annual American Windsurfing Tour

Hatteras Island will be a stop at the first annual American Windsurfing Tour. The tour will start at the Waddell Creek beach just south of San Francisco in May. Next stop will be in Southern Oregon in June followed by Punta San Carlos on Mexico’s Baja peninsula in July or August. Hatteras Island is the next stop with Hatteras Wave Jam in September. The tour will finish off in October in Maui at Ho’okipa Beach Park.

For more information on these exciting events please visit www.hatteraswavejam.com and americanwindsurfingtour.com


Thanksgiving Holiday Events on Hatteras Island

Two fun events make visiting Hatteras Island twice as nice this Thanksgiving weekend! The Annual Arts and Craft show is slated for Friday and Saturday, November 26-27 from 10am to 4pm at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School, located right off Hwy 12 in Buxton. Browse work by local artists, artisans, photographers and craftpersons. Seven original works of art will be raffled off to benefit the local high school students. Admission is free and lunch and snacks will be available. The arts and craft show is always a great place to start your holiday shopping early!
Santa Claus himself will be at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station’s season’s end festivities and open house at the site and museum in Rodanthe village on Friday, November 26th. This is the last event of the 2010 season before the site closes for the winter, so it is a great opportunity to see what a special historical treasure we have right here on Hatteras Island. Everyone is invited to attend and admission is free if you bring a non-perishable item for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry. The site opens at 10am and festivities will conclude at 3pm. The highlight of the day is the arrival of Santa Claus on the Salvo Volunteer Fire Department’s bright red fire truck. He is scheduled to arrive at 1pm and visit with all the children until 3pm. Bring the entire family and enjoy complimentary refreshments and hot beverages. You can even do a little holiday shopping at the on-site gift shop, which will be conducting a huge sale for the event. For more information, please call (252)-987-1552 or visit www.chicamacomico.net.
Surf or Sound Realty wishes everyone a warm, happy and memorable holidays!


Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation annual dance will be March 20

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s anticipated annual dance will be a tribute to the 10th anniversary of the foundation and its annual fundraiser.

Every year the Cancer Foundation dance has a new theme, from pirates to the roaring 20s, encouraging participants to dress up in costume and share in the fun. To mark this milestone, the theme of this year’s dance is “Toast to 10 Years of Sharing and Caring.” Continue reading


2009’s Day at the Docks in Hatteras Village a Sunny Success

The ideal sunny weather brought out the largest crowd yet at the 5th annual Day at the Docks, a celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen, which was held on Saturday, October 19th.

Hundreds of visitors spent a beautiful late summer day wandering up and down Hatteras village’s working waterfront, looking at boats, eating, watching the various races and competitions that took place, and enjoying the bands that played all afternoon. Continue reading


Picture of the Week

Fifth Annual Day at the Docks – a celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen, where fishing boats and gear are displayed and the tools and skills of working watermen are demonstrated. A fun event with great local seafood and music for your family to enjoy! Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.


Hatteras prepares to host fifth annual Day at the Docks Celebration on Sept. 19

The fifth annual “Day at the Docks: A Celebration of Hatteras Island Watermen” will be on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the Hatteras village waterfront.

“The celebration this year promises to be the best ever,” said Lynne Foster, chairperson of the Day at the Docks planning committee.

The day brings local fishing families and island visitors together on the waterfront where commercial fishing boats, charter boats, and fishing gear are displayed. Continue reading


Outdoor painting workshop set for May at SeaWorthy Gallery

SeaWorthy Gallery in Hatteras village will sponsor a three-day “Plein Air” outdoor painting workshop on May 19-21 from 9 until 4 p.m. each day. The workshop will focus on marshes, boats, beaches, cottages, and other coastal scenes. All media is welcome, but the demonstrations will be done in watercolor. Class size is limited, so the instructor can give personal attention to each student. A brief critique will conclude each painting day. Continue reading