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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Duck research pier

USA, South East, North Carolina

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when going towards duck go through the town and look to right just outside of the town you will see the pier its by the duck fire dept. and pass it and you with see a road to the right just passed it. turn here follow it down to the beach and you will see parking area but dont park there you will get towed! so find a house that is a rental and ask if you can park in there driveway or wherever. and they're nice so most of the will let you.and walk to the beach and see the waves and go surfing!
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well when you drive north towards corolla you will see a town called duke from there stop at the surf shop and ask how to get to barrier island restraunt. once there park and walk over to the beach, but watch don't let people see you get out of a out of state car you don't want to be labeled.then walk north and you will see the pier walk fast. the researchers are usually cool so walk to the pier and paddle out and be prepared.

English (Translate this text in English): when going towards duck go through the town and look to right just outside of the town you will see the pier its by the duck fire dept. and pass it and you with see a road to the right just passed it. turn here follow it down to the beach and you will see parking area but dont park there you will get towed! so find a house that is a rental and ask if you can park in there driveway or wherever. and they're nice so most of the will let you.and walk to the beach and see the waves and go surfing!<br />Alternative:<br />well when you drive north towards corolla you will see a town called duke from there stop at the surf shop and ask how to get to barrier island restraunt. once there park and walk over to the beach, but watch don't let people see you get out of a out of state car you don't want to be labeled.then walk north and you will see the pier walk fast. the researchers are usually cool so walk to the pier and paddle out and be prepared.

English (Translate this text in English): when going towards duck go through the town and look to right just outside of the town you will see the pier its by the duck fire dept. and pass it and you with see a road to the right just passed it. turn here follow it down to the beach and you will see parking area but dont park there you will get towed! so find a house that is a rental and ask if you can park in there driveway or wherever. and they're nice so most of the will let you.and walk to the beach and see the waves and go surfing!&lt;br &#47;&gt;Alternative:&lt;br &#47;&gt;well when you drive north towards corolla you will see a town called duke from there stop at the surf shop and ask how to get to barrier island restraunt. once there park and walk over to the beach, but watch don't let people see you get out of a out of state car you don't want to be labeled.then walk north and you will see the pier walk fast. the researchers are usually cool so walk to the pier and paddle out and be prepared.

English (Translate this text in English): when going towards duck go through the town and look to right just outside of the town you will see the pier its by the duck fire dept. and pass it and you with see a road to the right just passed it. turn here follow it down to the beach and you will see parking area but dont park there you will get towed! so find a house that is a rental and ask if you can park in there driveway or wherever. and they're nice so most of the will let you.and walk to the beach and see the waves and go surfing!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Alternative:&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;well when you drive north towards corolla you will see a town called duke from there stop at the surf shop and ask how to get to barrier island restraunt. once there park and walk over to the beach, but watch don't let people see you get out of a out of state car you don't want to be labeled.then walk north and you will see the pier walk fast. the researchers are usually cool so walk to the pier and paddle out and be prepared.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Private access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

Webcam urlhttp://www.frf.usace.army... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

bring your favorite hotshape and cooler!! have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

north side is more of a bowly peak area and south side lines up with a nice long left

English (Translate this text in English): bring your favorite hotshape and cooler!! have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

north side is more of a bowly peak area and south side lines up with a nice long left

English (Translate this text in English): bring your favorite hotshape and cooler!! have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

north side is more of a bowly peak area and south side lines up with a nice long left

English (Translate this text in English): bring your favorite hotshape and cooler!! have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

north side is more of a bowly peak area and south side lines up with a nice long left

Atmosphere

great place it is crowded with locals in good surf cond. but theres a lot of room. --- empty lineups most of the time, i surf it alone a few times a week - come join

English (Translate this text in English): great place it is crowded with locals in good surf cond. but theres a lot of room. --- empty lineups most of the time, i surf it alone a few times a week - come join

English (Translate this text in English): great place it is crowded with locals in good surf cond. but theres a lot of room. --- empty lineups most of the time, i surf it alone a few times a week - come join

English (Translate this text in English): great place it is crowded with locals in good surf cond. but theres a lot of room. --- empty lineups most of the time, i surf it alone a few times a week - come join

General

this spot rules
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By Anonymous , 24-06-2008

duck - duck pier gets smokin, can be the best wave on the outer banks at times, anything north of duck isnt any better than VB

By Anonymous , 20-07-2007

watch out - lots of locals like me and they attract sharks to study so just watch out

By jasoncohen_59@hotmail.com , 16-04-2007

obx - yeah, I agree about the wave power being less than down south. I grew up on the banks and only caught it good a couple of times. Never saw a shark out there.All of the southern shore, duck, and corrola areas are not as good as southern beaches unless things have changed, which is possible.

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