This wave has been an object of media attention in recent years, and parallels have been drawn with famous beachbreaks like Hossegor. Similarities exist, like top-to-bottom heavy barrels breaking close to the beach. But all the hype has resulted in serious overcrowding at one spot in the middle of a long stretch of quality waves. As a result, with Rodanthe Pier not working, this place is a mob scene. Best on S swells with lower tides, if it’s small, high tide will kill it.
Heavy paddle-outs with strong drift when it’s big. The free roadside parking can trap the careless in the abundant soft sand.