Corolla Ocean Rescue 5K Scute Race
Corolla Surf Shop is the location for the Corolla Ocean Rescue 4th Annual 5K Scute Race, May 18th. Just click the link below to sign up. Proceeds from the race help support Corolla Ocean Rescue
NEW DELIVERIES OF SURFBOARDS
SPRING 2013: Finally, the pros and now turning to boards with more volume & float. So this means our shapers are adding just a little more foam to the nose & the over all thickness of the board. This is really an old-school technique that is now coming back. Here is an example of somem of the new shapes was carrying in the story from Murray Ross at Gale Force Glass. We are the exclusive dearler for Murray Ross Surfboards.
Movies made by Corolla Surf School students
Check out two videos made by families who took Surf Lessons from the Corolla Surf School.
A Band of Friends, featuring Julia, Ryan, Tyler, Matthew, Owen & Spencer
Reagan, Surfer Girl, featuring (of course) Reagan.
Thanks to the parents for taking the time to make these videos. The kids are having a blast and both videos are a good example of how we teach younger surfers. Thanks to Phil Clayton and Jason Brickhouse.
Chang W. Lee, Photographer, New York Times
The day before Hurricane Irene showed up, I was trying to close up the store and was planning to head out & catch some pre-hurricane surf. Chang W. Lee, Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Photographer came into the store & ask me if I was planning to evacuate Corolla due to the on-coming storm. My response was, “No, I'm going surfing”. Chang was on assignment for the New York Times shotting the Outer Banks just before Irene came ashore. He asked me where was I planning to go out surfing? I answered, “My home break, just north of the Lighthouse Ramp Road”. I closed up the Corolla Surf Shop, headed home and got my board. Chang was already on the beach when I got there. I paddled out. The swell was coming in from the ESE with a strong side shore current running South to North. Despite the sections being pushed over by the wind, I managed to catch some rights. But the side shore current sent me down to the beach, so after a couple of rides I would walk back up the beach in order to stay in front of Chang. My heart was about to come out of my chest because I knew that this was a once in “life-time opportunity”. After my third trip down the beach, I asked Chang if he had gotten some good action shots. Chang said, “Yes”. My friend, Ed Zigo and his son where watching the action & confirmed that I had made some decent drops complimented by a dramatic wipe out. Mission accomplished, I thought. Chang has some great surf pics. That night I got a call from my good friend, Elan Blutinger. “You made the Times. Your picture is already on-line.” I pulled the picture up only to find that the editor had decided to print a picture of me dragging my butt up the beach to get in position for Chang. Once again, I escaped the pressures of fame. Luckily, Laurie (my wonderful wife) came out and actually caught some pics of me riding waves Click:NY Times, Hurricane Irene
OBX Wounded Warrior Surf Lesson
Corolla Surf Shop was proud to host family members and Veterans from the Wounded Warrior Program. 9 Surf Students took lessons with the Corolla Surf School. Andy Grossman, Phil Clayton and Gary M. Smith where the instructors as Veterans of the War in Afghanistan and Iraq took advantage of Corolla's fall surf. Bruce Lorenz, Lorenz Fine Photography photographed the surf lesson and made a g slide video. Just click OBX WOUNDED WARRIOR SURF LESSON. Thanks goes out to Corolla Light Resort resident Frank Karfuff for making the arrangements.