Jay Crawford In The Know Local

Jay Crawford

Watersports Owner, Licensed Captain, Avid Sailor/Waterman

Three words you'd use to describe your area:

Wind, water, sun

What's your favorite local cafe or coffee shop and why?

Ugly Mugs, fresh coffee for avid water people to start their day... Highly recommend!

You've got a dog lover visiting, where do you go?

Park Service properties and the ocean beach, anywhere on Hatteras Island is a great place for a dog walk!

You need a get-away-from it all escape, where do you go and why?

Avon Pier is a friendly place to visit for fishing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, surfing, efoiling, and just hanging on the beach...

A foodie fanatic is visiting, where do you take them and what will you order?

Ketch-55, Pangea Tavern, and of course Po House. Three of Outer Banks Kiting Team favorites

You're filling a gift bag that showcases 3 - 5 of your favorite local goods, what do you include?

A Good Catch artwork, Studio 12, HIB Watersports, Natural Art Surfshop, Ocean Air Sports for watersports wear and sports products

City explorers unite! Where would you take a visitor if you only had 3 hours to show off your area and why?

Start at Oregon Inlet fishing center and take a boat offshore for fishing, then drive south exploring all the village that Cape Hatteras, NC offers. Finish in Hatteras and take ferry ride to Ocracoke Island for peaceful adventure.

Sporting teams can bring a community together - what teams do you love to cheer for?

Hatteras Island doesn't have any professional sporting teams, but, we do have pro kiteboarders, windsurfers, and of course surfing legends! The kids at the local schools don't use ipads or iphones, just surfboards to grow up healthy!!!

How long have you lived in this incredible place? What brought you here and why you suggest someone else consider moving here?

I came to Hatteras Island from Virginia Beach in 1999 and never left. The place is addicting, habit forming, and peaceful.

The neighborhood you call home and what you love about it:

Avon, NC, endless beaches, wind, waves, sand, and water... You can't find this lifestyle anywhere else that I have traveled over the years!

All About You

Jay Crawford - Waterman

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