• Saturday, September 16th

Put your angling and paddling skills to the test with this unique Outer Banks fishing tournament that puts the rapidly growing sport of kayaking fishing in the spotlight.

During the day’s event, competitors are allowed to launch at first light on Saturday morning. Fishing is allowed anywhere within the following boundaries: Wright Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk to the north Hatteras Inlet to the south, and up to one (1) mile offshore to the east as far west as the Currituck and Manns Harbor shorelines. As a result, paddlers can experience the best kayak fishing conditions imaginable by heading to their own local OBX backyards.

All fish must be caught from a watercraft, and wading is not permitted. This is a photo catch and release style tournament, and all pictures must show the fish length from upper lip to end of unpinched tail and include the custom Kitty Hawk Surf Co. badge that will be distributed at the mandatory Captain’s Meeting the night before the event.

The tournament species that are allowed are varied, and include: Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Red Drum. Perfect for experienced OBX anglers and paddling visitors alike, this tournament is sure to be a slam dunk for anyone who loves local fishing with a twist.