Thursday, May 02, 2013


This week marks the 30th year for the Ocracoke Island Surf Fishing Tournament. Seventy teams from Ocracoke, elsewhere on the Outer Banks, the North Carolina mainland, and other states will compete today and tomorrow for various trophies.

A Day's Catch on Ocracoke, ca. 1953
Photo Courtesy Mary Ruth & Paul Dickson

This tournament is a non-profit venture and has donated thousands of dollars to Ocracoke Island community organizations including the Fire Department, the Ocracoke Youth Center, Ocracoke Child Care, WOVV, and the Ocracoke School.

Of course, the anglers also have quite a lot of fun eating, drinking, and dancing. OISFT is a time-honored tradition. Welcome to our island.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of our island Post Office. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous4:30 PM

    i have no idea where to post this but here. i just read a story on the new ocracoke baseball field for the ocracoke raptors. they were showing the new t shirts. they are cool! has anyone thought about selling them as a fund raiser......i'll take 2xlg....seriously, we are interested in buying 2.

    1. Contact Vince O'Neal at the Pony Island Restaurant. Here is a great article about Ocracoke seafood, with a photo of Vince: