I hope you all had a great weekend and now face the week ahead of you with a refreshed outlook. After spending 5 days in Michigan City I find myself once again in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
I stepped off the plane in Norfolk, Va. with a little bit of anxiety knowing that hurricane season had begun. Hurricane Bill was the first to leave his mark the previous week and Hurricane Danny was due to visit the Outer Banks last weekend. As much as I felt a little wee bit anxious about heading to the Outer Banks, on the other hand I did so with quite a bit of exhilaration. Having grown up surfing the east coast of Florida, I was quite familiar with the effects a Hurricane can have on the quality of surf and North Carolina is known for its surfing.
Luckily Danny stayed off shore and got no larger than a Category 1, which was a welcome relief for the tourists and residents of OBX. More importantly though, it was extremely welcomed by the surf community. Surfers from up and down the east coast flocked to the “S Curves” in Rodanthe, NC to take advantage of Hurricane Danny’s gift of pure perfect waves.
For a moment it took me back to my early days when I was doing the do – Hanging Ten – surfing in Cocoa Beach. But for today I find myself instead, photographing the pageantry and spectacle of the sport. From past to present, one thing still remains constant ….. it is …. the best show in town.
I am also pleased to announce that my OBX art is now being sold exclusively at the Roads End Gallery in Hatteras and the Down Creek Gallery in Ocracoke.
If you find yourself in need of someone for an upcoming photographic assignment give me a call.
Best regards …..
~ dK ~