It’s hard to believe that another Outer Banks Summer is about to come to an end. It’s the last week of August, the kids are back in school and almost all of the out of state license plates are from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York where schools start after Labor Day.

It’s still summer though, and the water still beckons.

The pier and surf fishing has been fair to good—especially in the morning with strong runs of Spanish mackerel and blues with an occasional pompano thrown in. Offshore has been excellent with boats coming back with their limit of mahi-mahi and few yellow fin tuna.

The World Surf League WRV Outer Banks Pro Surfing Competition is happening this week at Jennette’s Pier. Conditions should be fair for the surfers—all the reports we saw forecast 2-3 foot waves with relatively little chop. Competitors would probably like to have larger waves, but it should be a good tournament and we’ll see if we can get some picture to go with a report on the competition.

Even though summer is ending, September and October are spectacular months on the Outer Banks, and there is a lot scheduled during those town months. The daytime temperatures have moderated just a little bit but the water is still warm. A perfect excuse for a long weekend getaway or an autumn vacation.