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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Carolina Beach to Host Major Surfing Event: Competition Slated for Nov. 6-7 Moves from Wrightsville Beach

Surf Carolina Magazine has chosen Carolina Beach and the Marriott Hotel for its 22nd Annual Hot Wax Challenge and Carolina Surf Awards, scheduled for Nov. 6-7.

The surfing event will be held 8am to 6pm at the Hamlet Avenue beach access and features $50,000 in prizes and giveaways.

Saturday night entertainment includes bluesman extraordinaire Mojo Collins.

While the Hot Wax Challenge has been previously held in Wrightsville Beach and in Fort Fisher, Hot Wax founder Michael Paul says he chose Carolina Beach and the Marriott for their close proximity to the newly renovated CB Boardwalk.

For more information, please visit the Hot Wax Surf Shop website.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Sea Turtles Ready to Hatch

Several sea turtle "boils" will take place over the next few days and weeks. A boil is when turtle egg hatchlings emerge from their shells and appear phoenix-like out of the ground. Dozens of volunteers are at the ready to guide the little creatures into the water, a first step in an arduous journey to adulthood.

One of the boils includes the offspring of a rare leatherback sea turtle, a beast that can weigh nearly 2000 pounds. Her nest could hatch over 100 babies.

Stay tuned.

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