Celebrate the surf fishing history of Cape Hatteras National Seashore Nov. 2 during the first Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration to be held the Fessenden Center in Buxton.
During the free event, there will be talks and presentations on a variety of surf fishing-related topics, including 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 and shark behavior along the Outer Banks.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore has partnered with the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, Outer Banks Forever and Outer Banks History Center and Outer Banks Preservation Association to plan the daylong event.
For event program updates, visit First Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration webpage.
- 9 a.m. First Cape Hatteras Surf Fishing Heritage Celebration begins
- 9:05 a.m. Welcome by Superintendent David Hallac
- 9:10 a.m. Overview of Fishing at National Park Units
- 9:25 a.m. History of Surf Fishing at Cape Hatteras
- 9:45 a.m. Status of Common Marine Sport Fish
- 10:05 a.m. Break
- 10:20 a.m. Art & Science of Surf Casting
- 10:40 a.m. Modern & Historic Rod Building Techniques
- 11:00 a.m. Break
- 11:15 a.m. Evolution of Beach Buggies
- 11:35 a.m. Lunch Break
- 1 p.m. Panel Discussion: Female Surf Fishing Anglers
- 1:35 p.m. Break
- 1:45 p.m. Ecology of the Pamlico Sound
- 2:05 p.m. Surf Fishing Photography
- 2:25 p.m. Surf Fishing Art
- 2:45 p.m. Break
- 3 p.m. Shark Behavior Along the Outer Banks
- 3:25 p.m. Panel Discussion: Future of Surf Fishing
- 4 p.m. Thank You Remarks by Superintendent David Hallac