2024 Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament

Gear up for the Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament, an event that celebrates one of the Outer Banks’ most cherished traditions. Scheduled for October 9th to 11th, this tournament is a fantastic opportunity for both skilled anglers and those new to the sport to experience the thrill of surf fishing.

A Tradition of Surf Fishing

Nags Head is renowned for its excellent surf fishing conditions, and the Surf Fishing Tournament is a testament to this legacy. The event takes place along the sunny beaches of Nags Head, where anglers cast their lines in hopes of landing the biggest catch.

Competitive Spirit and Community

While the tournament is competitive, it’s also steeped in a sense of community and sportsmanship. It’s not just about the size of the catch but also the shared experience of fishing in the beautiful Outer Banks. The event welcomes all, from seasoned fishers to beginners, creating an inclusive environment.

When Visiting

If you’re in Nags Head for the tournament, be sure to check out these family and pet-friendly dining options:

  1. Blue Moon Beach Grill: A vibrant atmosphere and a diverse menu make this a great spot to discuss the day’s catches.
  2. The Dunes Restaurant: Offers a classic Outer Banks dining experience, ideal for a hearty meal after a day of fishing.
  3. Owens’ Restaurant: A historic establishment in Nags Head, serving exquisite seafood and southern specialties.


The Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament is more than a competition; it’s a celebration of the fishing heritage of the Outer Banks. It offers a unique blend of sport, relaxation, and community, set against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.