Poll Results and New Poll Question

Poll Results:
Which town/area do you primarily stay in when visiting the OBX?
Avon: 15 votes (41%)

Rodanthe/ Waves: 7 votes (19%)
Nags Head/ KDH/ Kitty Hawk: 5 votes (14%)

Honorable Mention: Other - "They all want to stay at my house"

Looks like the majority enjoys OBX beach life in Avon. Great choice! Though I am surprised there were not any votes for Hatteras Village (0 votes) since that area has seen a lot of growth over the past few years for the visiting vacationer.

Waves from a recent storm damage a Nags Head home - source: Town of Nags HeadThis week's poll asks your opinion on "beach nourishment." For those who do not know what the phrase means, it refers to replacing lost beach with sand from other locations. Primarily on the OBX the replacement sand is dredged from nearby inlets or the open ocean bed. It is a hot topic, especially in Nags Head, due to high costs of the project, environmental impact, maintainability, and long term effects. There will be a public vote on the issue this coming week.

- Read more about Nags Head beach nourishment
- Detailed beach nourishment dialog from NOAA

From my perspective/observations, one positive result of "beach nourishment" is better sandbars offshore in Nags Head. The sand loaded onto the beach usually washes out; however, it settles just offshore to form nice surf breaks. I have experienced excellent surfing conditions over the past two years in Nags Head since they have been piloting this program. Though from an environmental and fiscal perspective, there are drawbacks.