OUTER BANKS ’69: “IT’S ABOUT TIME ONE OF THE EAST’S FINEST SPOTS GETS RECOGNIZED”

"Immersion in Desolation," by photographer Bruce Walker, ran in January 1970 issue of Surfing magazine; it is likely the first article ever published on wave-riding on the Outer Banks. This version has been shortened and edited.

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North Carolina's Outer Banks have been the scene of quite a bit of United States history. Sir Walter Raleigh’s famous "Lost Colony” was settled in the northern area of the Outer Banks. The legendary pirate Blackbeard (who wasn’t a legend at all, but a ...