This November you can help your OBX national parks celebrate one of the most iconic traditions of the Outer Banks – surf fishing.

On Saturday, November 2nd join our community for the first ever Surf Fishing Heritage Event! This free community event will celebrate the past, present, and future of surf fishing at Cape Hatteras National Seashore with a full day of talks and presentations on a variety of surf fishing-related topics. The event will include presentations on the history of surf fishing at the seashore, the biology of common sport fish, casting technique, the evolution of beach buggies, rod building, shark behavior along the Outer Banks, and more. Click here for more details.

On the following weekend, join your parks for the Let’s Go Fishing all day fishing clinic on Saturday, November 9th! We’re looking for volunteers to help teach basic surf fishing techniques and ethical angling practices through the International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) Learn-to-Fish clinic. This special event is from 9:00am to 3:00pm and volunteers will be asked to assist and teach various stations. All equipment will be provided and IGFA will provide volunteers with training for each station. The clinic will be held near off-road vehicle Ramp 55 in Hatteras Village, near the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

To sign up as a volunteer or attendee and either of these events, please contact Jessica Green at or (252) 423-4545 for more information.