Photo Gallery: “April Surf Re-cap”

[caption id="attachment_81524" align="alignleft" width="700"]surf report 17-04-04 When all the elements come together...[/caption] The month of April can sometimes be a giant question mark when it comes to weather and waves. This year, we scored several swell events that lasted for days with a zero crowd factor. Warmer weather and water definitely helped keep the locals happy. The real benefit to being here at the right time is paddling into empty 4-6' A-frames and being able to look down the beach with hardly a soul out.   Here's what Ian Cross had to say from April 26th surf:
Apparently the entire surfing population on the OBX headed south to greener pastures as things were pretty wonky surfwise in town this morning. As the tide dropped out, Anthony Arturo Leone and I traded barrels by ourselves at one one of the most notoriously crowded spots on the Banks, It was cloudy and a little grey but things got really good late morning and all of the sudden i was by myself getting a tube on every wave, took a break, fueled up and got back out there. The size had dropped off quite a bit, but the sun finally came out and the ocean was looking quite tropical today late afternoon on the Outer Banks.
Brett Barley:
"I couldn't believe how much swell there was left today. Happy face!"
(38 Photos) Photographers: Dawn Gray Moraga, Jon Carter, Ian Cross, Bob Hovey, Brett Barley.  [caption id="attachment_81563" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_StefanTurko Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Stefan Turko[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81562" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_Quentin Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Quentin Turko[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81561" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_NoheaFutrell Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Nohea Futrell[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81560" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_NoahSnyder Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Noah Snyder[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81559" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_MorganLeavel Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Morgan Leavel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81558" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_MattPrice Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Matt Price[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81557" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_LukeGordon Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Luke Gordon[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81556" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_Empty Photo: Jon Carter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81555" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_DavidWelch Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: David Welch[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81554" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]Jon Carter_BoRaynor Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer: Bo Raynor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81553" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-27 Dawn Gray Moraga Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga, Surfer: Rob Robinson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81552" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-27 Dawn Gray Moraga_Roberto Moraga Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga, Surfer: Roberto Moraga[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81551" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-27 Dawn Gray Moraga_Ben Nelson Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga, Surfer: Ben Nelson[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81550" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-27 Brett Barley Photo & Surfer: Brett Barley[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81549" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-27 Bob Hovey_Hatteras Island Photo: Bob Hovey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81548" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-27 Bob Hovey_Hatteras empty Photo: Bob Hovey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81547" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-26 Ian Cross-07 Photo: Ian Cross[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81546" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-26 Ian Cross-06 Photo: Ian Cross[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81545" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-26 Ian Cross-05 Photo: Ian Cross[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81544" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-26 Ian Cross-04 Photo: Ian Cross[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81543" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-26 Ian Cross-03 Photo: Ian Cross[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81542" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-26 Ian Cross-02 Photo: Ian Cross[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81541" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-26 Ian Cross-01 Photo: Ian Cross[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81540" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-20 Bob Hovey_Juan Carlos Gerena Photo: Bob Hovey, Surfer: Juan Carlos Gerena[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81539" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-20 Bob Hovey_John Williams Photo: Bob Hovey, Surfer: John Williams[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81538" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-20 Bob Hovey_empty Photo: Bob Hovey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81537" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-06 Bob Hovey_empty Photo: Bob Hovey[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81536" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Zoe_Dawn Gray Moraga Photo: Zoe, Surfer: Dawn Gray Moraga[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81535" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Jon Carter_David Welch Photo: Jon Carter, Surfer David Welch[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81534" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_unknown_1 Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81533" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_Quentin Turko_1 Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga, Surfer: Quentin Turko[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81532" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_Jesse Hines_2 Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga, Surfer: Jesse Hines[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81531" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_Jesse Hines_1 Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga, Surfer: Jesse Hines[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81530" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_Jesse Fernandez_1 Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga, Surfer: Jesse Fernandez[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81529" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_empty Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81528" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_Avalon3 Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81527" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_Avalon2 Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga[/caption] [caption id="attachment_81526" align="aligncenter" width="1220"]17-04-04 Dawn Gray Moraga_Avalon Photo: Dawn Gray Moraga[/caption]