Chasing Hurricane Earl On The Outer Banks

The makings for a perfect day on the Outer Banks: Cooler full of food and drink, hot girlfriend on the beach for post session massage, umbrella for shade, backup board, and a few bros to share barrels with all day. Photo: Stafford/SPL

The makings for a perfect day on the Outer Banks: Cooler full of food and drink, hot girlfriend on the beach for post session massage, umbrella for shade, consistent hurricane swell, backup board, and a few bros to share barrels with all day. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Michael Dunphy made the three-hour drive from Virginia Beach to the Outer Banks and scored with the boys. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Michael Dunphy made the three-hour drive from Virginia Beach to the Outer Banks and scored with the boys. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Jeff Myers on the Outer Banks during Hurricane Earl. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Jeff Myers on the Outer Banks during Hurricane Earl. Photo: Stafford/SPL

North Carolina's own Ben Bourgeois enjoying his favorite time of the year at one of his favorite spots in the world. Photo: Stafford/SPL

North Carolina's own Ben Bourgeois enjoying his favorite time of the year at one of his favorite spots in the world. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Alek Parker and Brett Barley might be rethinking their decision to come in after seeing Fisher Heverly get spat out of this little barrel. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Alek Parker and Brett Barley might be rethinking their decision to come in after seeing Fisher Heverly get spat out of this little barrel. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Hurricane Earl generated surf rolls into the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Despite doomsday predictions, the Outer Banks were relatively unscathed by Earl. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Hurricane Earl generated surf rolls into the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Despite doomsday predictions, the Outer Banks were relatively unscathed by Earl. Photo: Stafford/SPL

After some heavy rains courtesy of earl, the waves in the Outer Banks turned into chocolate barrels. Photo: Stafford/SPL

After some heavy rains courtesy of Earl, the waves in the Outer Banks turned into chocolate barrels. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Mr. Hurricane Hunter himself, Alek Parker, parks it in an Outer Banks barrel. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Mr. Hurricane Hunter himself, Alek Parker, parks it in an Outer Banks barrel. Photo: Stafford/SPL

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