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Glassy Lines and Scenic Coastline: Rodanthe's Perfection.

Average rating of 4.00 from 19 votes

S Turns

Spot Location: North Carolina > North Carolina > S Turns

Date Taken: 23rd May 2010. 9352 page views since 15th June 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
3.5ft 6s 107.76° 1.4ft 8s   3
mph
Clear 69°f
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EDOT Jul 5, 2010 Rating: 1

.. I HAVE ENTERED THE SURF BY JUMPIN OFF THE OLD CONRETE FLOOR.,WHICH WAS ACTUALLY A FOOTER THEY PUT AROUND PILINGS,TOO PROLONG ITS FATE...ALSO EXITED SURF THROUGH OLD CARPORT..DO U EVEN KNOW HOW OLD THE HOUSE WAS..? KOOK, STAY IN AL...HOW HARD IS IT,POINT & SHOOT..

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supernova Jun 19, 2010 Rating: 2

Reminds me of one of the scenes from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, that Jim Carey film. It might actually be the exact same place, :O

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EDOT Jul 5, 2010 Rating: -1

DO YALL EVEN KNOW HOW OLD THE HOUSE WAS...I HAVE ENTERED& EXITED THE WATER

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NCSU Jun 20, 2010 Rating: -2

No one surfed through the pilings, although at high tide you could walk under the old garage floor that was still connected to the pilings

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Hi Neighbor Jun 20, 2010 Rating: 0

haha i was going to make a comment about how you must have spent some 'nights in rodanthe'. Nice Shot.

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CarpeWave Jun 19, 2010 Rating: 0

You got me curious so I looked it up. I was thinking it was New Jersey, but it was Montauk in New York. Nights in Rodanthe was filmed here though. There was one house even closer than the blue house. It was in the water and they had to relocate it. This house was a very present image in the movie I gather. One surfer there told me that it had gotten so bad that surfers were surfing through the pilings of the house on occasion when the tide and waves were right.

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R.I.P Brandon Bollix Jun 17, 2010 Rating: 0

Fuck it i'd live there

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Samwise Jun 16, 2010 Rating: -2

I remember when only half of those houses where there and the beach was 40 yards wider. Carpe nice shot, you should hang until the first hurricane comes up... Fists full o' barrels it'll be.

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CarpeWave Jun 17, 2010 Rating: -4

I wish I could! I was hoping for some 'death pits' as they're called there. I was so happy to get the conditions I did get though. I'd love to see OBX when it's pumping.

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stevenvero Jun 16, 2010 Rating: -3

no comments about the numbnuts who built their houses 30 ft. from the beaches in the state with the most recorded hurricane hits on their coastline? Brilliant !!!!

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Lips Jun 20, 2010 Rating: -2

I would

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CarpeWave Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 0

Haha. Snuggled by the reef. That'd be so nice! Everyone would surf then though. Because you wouldn't able to get hurt anymore.

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surf vendée Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 2

when i were a lad, this were all fields !!!(broad yorkshire accent)

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sqirl Jun 16, 2010 Rating: -1

carpe, if only waves were the problem....then at least we would be surfing while the beach dissapears....I do like the reef idea though! as a "surfing engineer" also, i suggest nerf foam as the construction material! It was a massive close out barrel and then I got snuggled by the reef!

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sqirl Jun 16, 2010 Rating: -3

POLAR BEAR HUNT!! cubs are worth +5!

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Portpipe Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 1

i blame the polar bears

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CarpeWave Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 0

People do this where I'm from too. The Gulf Coast of Alabama is same setup. Dauphin Island is split in two now after Katrina. There's roads that go into the Gulf. There's a lighthouse that used to be attached to land and now it is on an 'island.' People have always wanted to own waterfront property. Then they get upset when their land is eroding away, so they want to put in jetties. Jetties solve the problem, but this is what I would propose if I were on the city council: http://www.surfline.com/surfline/forecasts4/forecast_blog_entry.cfm?id=42915

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sqirl Jun 16, 2010 Rating: -2

still a sick shot!....even with the houses!

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sqirl Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 1

Couldnt agree more! They call them barrier islands for a reason!! "A barrier or barricade is a physical structure which blocks or impedes something" in this case 150 mph winds and a 25' storm surge. Also of note where do you think all the terds from those houses go? Sorry to pee on your parade carpe but you were swimmin' in them!

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dangalow Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 3

yeah, the beach was much further back in the day, and the dunes by the houses that are close have grass planted on them to try to slow erosion, if caught walking on them, there's a fine!!!! I snuck up with my pals to use the showers on the outside of a rental(Most of those houses in this are rentals)during the empty winter and the realator caught my boy using it while me and my other bud hopped over the dunes.....he was more upset that we walked on the dunes!

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dangalow Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 0

yeah, it's not like they purposley built them there, and the dunes by the houses that are close have grass planted on them to try to slow erosion, if caught walking on them, there's a fine!!!!

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defygravity Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 0

I remember when those homes were a good way from the beach. It's sad to see the sand gradually get eaten away.

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soutie Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 5

maybe thats why they are on stilts. i'd have a trap door in my lounge. in winter you suit up inside and drop though it leaving the missus to close it up and keep the slippers warm.

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david puddy Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 1

maybe they weren't thirty feet when they built them. someone as brilliant as you should know that though

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surf vendée Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 3

maybe they want to quite literaly wake up and surf !

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rockinnonstoppin Jun 16, 2010 Rating: 1

not really worth a comment. oops just did

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dangalow Jun 16, 2010 Rating: -2

The mans got SKILLZ!!!!! YEWWWWWWW!!!Hi 5!

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CarpeWave Jun 16, 2010 Rating: -1

Thanks Dangalow!

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