Recreational surfing

June 11, 2019 - 9:46 am
OCEAN ISLE, N.C. (AP) — A teenager says he was bitten by a shark while surfing off the southern coast of North Carolina. WSOC reports 19-year-old Austin Reed is expected to be fine after receiving what officials have described as a "marine bite" in Ocean Isle, North Carolina. Reed's grandmother...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:50 am
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a Camp Lejeune Marine has drowned. Emerald Isle police say 28-year-old Lance Col. Justin A. Hinds of Avondale, Arizona, was pulled from the surf by friends last Saturday. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Investigators...
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April 22, 2019 - 1:43 pm
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday. The police...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday night, March 16, 2019. No other details were available. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were...
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October 13, 2018 - 12:42 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters saying the storm will bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Forecasters said sections of Portugal will see...
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October 01, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach. The justices said Monday that they will not take up Vinod Khosla's appeal of a California appeals court decision...
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September 07, 2018 - 10:23 am
MIAMI (AP) — Florence could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic. Though weakened to a tropical storm, Florence is expected to regain hurricane strength as it nears Bermuda. Forecasters say it's too soon...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo two surfers share a wave at the Mavericks surf spot off Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 that he signed a bill making surfing the official state sport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. So grab a...
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August 19, 2018 - 10:28 pm
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — Officials say a teenage boy has been bitten by a shark along the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach. Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Snyder tells news outlets that the 14-year-old was surfing Sunday afternoon when he was bitten twice on the right calf. Snyder says...
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July 17, 2018 - 2:46 pm
DUCK, N.C. (AP) — Authorities on the North Carolina coast say a woman has died, days after she was pulled from rough surf in the Atlantic Ocean. The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reports the town of Duck said the woman was among five people pulled from the ocean Friday at a beach access. Officials...
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