Posts Categorized: Ocean Sports

Danielle Bourgeois-Sweetwater Surf Shop

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Danielle, Shana and Ben Bourgeois

Wrightsville Beach consistently finds itself listed as one of the top ten surf towns in the US, and Sweetwater Surf Shop is at the center of our surfing scene. The shop is a local landmark established in 1976. In 1995, Chuck Bourgeois and family took over the business. Chuck brought his industry experience in sporting […]

Fishing Report

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15 June 2013. Commercial and Recreational Fishing Report Courtesy of Dave Kesler.  Straight from the fish’s mouth to you. This covers from Little River SC to Topsail Beach NC.  Prior to the storm the inshore and offshore fishing was excellent.  Once the water clears back up I expect the fishing to improve, although the last […]

WBLA Kona Waterman Classic

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WBLA announces the addition of a Pro-Longboard Open event to the already popular “WBLA Kona Waterman Classic!”
Pro-surfers will compete for cash prizes and earn bragging rights for the year on May 18, 2013 in Wrightsville Beach, NC at the contest site located between Columbia Street access 6 and Oceanic off Lumina Ave.
Pros will compete for the top cash prize of $1,000.00. Cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will also be awarded based upon the total number of participants in this division.
The Pro-Longboard event is sure to be a crowd pleaser and should provide beach goers a show of the best Longboard surfing that the North Carolina coast has to offer.
Our annual Kona Waterman Classic provides opportunity for all to enjoy and challenge their water skills and knowledge, while styling through the pristine waters off our emerald coast.
There will be contestants from as far as Barbados and California competing for the prize money and tuning up for the Virginia Beach “Steel Pier Classic” the following weekend.
All monies raised will help support WBLA’s outreach and annual scholarship fund. Aloha!
Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association
P.O. Box 541
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Learn more about Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association at

Contact: John D. Sideris, Vice-President and Communications Dir. Phone: 910-352-1523

PO Box 541 Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480