Hatteras Island Surf Challenge FAQs

September 22 – 24, 2017


HATTERAS ISLAND SURF FISHING CHALLENGE FAQs

1. Does this tournament include and special 4WD privileges on Hatteras Island?

No, this tournament gets no special driving privileges. For all information about rules and permitting for driving on the Hatteras Island beach, you should go to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore website at www.nps.gov/caha, or call them at (252) 473-2111.

2. Is this an individual or a team competition?

This is an individual competition.

3. What are the boundaries?

There is no sound or pier fishing, and you must fish from the Hatteras Island surf. The northern boundary is the northern most house is Mirlo Beach/Rodanthe (on the NPS/Pea Island line), the southern boundary is 1/2 mile north of Hatteras Inlet, and no fishing the Point (1/2 mile to the north and south).

4. When will you decide whether one of the divisions is flounder or black drum? When will you decide if one of the divisions is spanish or pompano?

We believe the tournament will feature flounder (not black drum) and spanish (not pompano), but we will make the final call by the start of Registration on Friday, September 22.

5. When do you update the leaderboard over the weekend of fishing, and where can I find the updated leaderboards?

Live Updates: There are three updates throughout the tournament weekend: Saturday 8:00 am;  Saturday 8:00 pm; and Sunday 8:00 am. Updates will be posted in three places:

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/FishPost. Latest updates will be posted to the top of our feed.
  • Website: Latest updates will be posted on the Results page.
  • Weigh-In Stations: Each weigh-in station will have a whiteboard with the latest updates.

6. Can I register for the tournament on the Friday before fishing starts at midnight?

Yes. Registration is open from 2:00 pm until 11:00 pm on Friday, September 22, at Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe.

7. Do I have to come by Registration in person to pick up my arm band, or can I have someone stop by and pick it up for me?

Every angler must pick up their arm band in person. No exceptions.

8. Where are the five weigh stations and what hours are they open?

Each weigh station will announce their weekend hours by the start of Registration on Friday, September 22. The five weigh stations are as follows: Hatteras Jack (Rodanthe); Frank and Fran’s (Avon); Red Drum Tackle (Buxton); Frisco Tackle (Frisco); and Teach’s Lair (Hatteras Village).

9. Do all fish have to be weighed in alive?

No. Dead fish are acceptable in all categories.

10. For the Slot Red Drum TWT, do all red drum have to be in the slot?

Yes. All red drum weighed in must meet the NC Division of Marine Fisheries regulation of 18-27”.

11. Does my entry fee include the Awards Dinner on Sunday?

Yes. We will be feeding every tournament participant for free on Sunday prior to the Awards Ceremony. This Awards Dinner is catered by Good Winds who will be putting out a great meal for us to enjoy at the culmination of the weekend of fishing.

12. When do you do the raffles, and do I have to be present to win a raffle prize?

We will be doing the raffles immediately following awards on Sunday, and yes you have to be present to win.