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Outer Banks from Above

An aerial view of East Coast perfection

| posted on April 13, 2011
  • D

    Seriously… why would you build houses like that so close to the water where they have hurricanes? And with all that beach, why so close together?

    • B White

      you can throw a rock from the ocean water to the sound water at most spots, not a whole lot of room for houses. But those houses have outlasted most hurricanes believe it or not.

    • me

      they used to be 100 yards from the waterline

  • http://www.surfermag.com/photos/outer-banks-from-above/ ryan fitzgerald

    Thats is a big cobia not a shark. big cat.

    • kokerot bull kelp slabs

      yeah..? no..!! that is a tiger shark guy…

  • Alek

    D,
    Under a cloak of anonymity, you feel emboldened to post your thoughts freely. Do your homework and then post.

  • Lusk

    yea a cobia saw a handful of them up there really cool

  • jb

    definitely a cobia…look at the back fin and flat head….plus, about that time of year for those guys to show up.

  • Ben

    Slide #4 Unidentified Surfer is Alex Wolcott.

    • Lusk

      Thanks Ben. Will you let him know if you haven’t already? Preciate it.

  • juliet

    looks like a whale shark to me :) ))))

  • http://www.hbc6.com hbc6

    If i surfer there all the time, I would be saying it’s a cobia too. But that head looks a little flat for a cobia mouth…

  • langdon

    You guys are funny it is a shark. They are dow there. I have not only been bumped by two of them but I straddled a four footer. It was funny a scary at the same time. If you surf there as long as I have you know darn well what it is. Obviously the “its a cobia guy” is just being funny no one is that dumb. Wait a minute is that you Forrest? Stick to catching shrimp.

  • langdon

    Dam cell phone spell check, messing up my words looks like I am a Forrest.

  • Chris

    All of you guys are wrong the thing in the gray suit is the Easter Bunny. Everytime I see him I get free chocolate in my trunks.

  • suzanne

    While I know what this fish is I have no idea what kokerot bull kelp slabs are. Is that where shrimp hang out? Anyway, this is clearly a young tiger shark.
    Classic mottled spotting before the first row of stripes down the sides and assuredly on the tail as well. He’s so young you can even see the stripes on his tail. How long was this guy? (I’d really like to know.) As they age they lose these markings so you have to recognize the fin shapes (note the scary-pointy tail), and if you can see it, the body shape–it really narrows from fin to tail. ‘Course if you can see that from the water you’re proly on da menu! These guys couldn’t care less what they eat and once they start, they keep eating–unlike the Great White who prefers to eat and run in one bite and doesn’t like humans, so often spits us out. That’s why people survive GW attacks. And you’re right, I don’t want to know how close it was to the lineup!!! Brett lives in these waters…