Continuing a theme we’ve written about before—just because the calendar says summer is done, doesn't mean we’ve crawled under a rock and gone to sleep here on the Outer Banks.

Coming up tomorrow, Saturday, in Southern Shores, the 6th Annual Throwdown Surf Classic at the Chicahauk Beach Access in Southern Shores. This is always a fun event that really focusses on younger surfers . . . . although adults get in the action as well. Always a fundraiser, this year the proceeds will benefit Sonny Albarty, a local 12-year-old who had a double lung transplant back in May of this year.

Coming up next week, it’s the ESAs—Eastern Surf Association Championships—at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. One of the best amateur surfing contests around and a for anyone who really enjoys surfing, a must see event.

Tyrannosaurus Trek has been wowing everyone who has seen it at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island since it opened in May. All things must come to an end, and it will be coming down on Tuesday the 9th. Last weekend to see it, so if you haven’t get over to Manteo and check it out.

A quick note for our owners—Brindley Beach Vacations will be holding our annual owner’s party on October 11, with an oyster roast on the 12th. That’s Columbus Day Weekend . . . a good time to visit.