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77th Annual Hampton County Watermelon Festival

Beaufort, SC June 14 - June 23

Hampton County is the home of the world’s original Watermelon Festival. Since 1939, the Hampton County Watermelon Festival has grown to become South Carolina’s oldest continuing festival. From the beginning, it has been a celebration of, for, and by the people of this friendly Lowcountry County, timed to the melon… SEE MORE

19th Annual Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Classic

Hampton, NH June 20 - June 22

The fun starts Friday, June 14th, 2019 when 200 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the sponsor site. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through June 27th. Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” build a mammoth Sand… SEE MORE

Portland Schoonerfest & Regatta

Portland, ME June 21 - June 24

Portland's own spring regatta for traditional sail, Portland SchoonerFest and Regatta kicks off the summer sailing season the solstice weekend of June every year featuring 7 large, traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and viewing from shore. The 2018 event featured… SEE MORE

University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Fishing Tournament

Miami Beach, FL June 21 - June 22

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF) announced today that Hurricane Alumni Brett Romberg, Jonathan Vilma, Antrelle Rolle and DJ Williams, will host the Hall’s 2019 Celebrity Fishing Tournament on June 21-22, 2019 at the Miami Beach Marina. In its seven years, the UMSHoF Fishing Tournament has become one of… SEE MORE

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How to react if you're caught in a rip tide

How to React if You're Caught in a Rip Current

6/17/2019 by US Harbors

The best way to survive a rip current is to relax and float - don't try to swim against the current. Watch this video to learn more about what to do if you're caught in a rip current. Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent… SEE MORE

Guy Takayama with one of his students

Pro Surfer to Join Surf Camp for Children with Special Needs

6/17/2019 by US Harbors

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. – Preparing a child to meet the challenges of life is a complicated journey. The journey is extraordinarily complex and frequently laden with obstacles for children with special needs. Surf camps by non-profit Indo Jax Charities serve children facing a variety of life challenges, including visual impairment,… SEE MORE

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633 Divers Set World Record Cleaning Ocean Floor

6/17/2019 by US Harbors

By Wayne Roustan. Another of the estimated 50,000 Guinness World Records has been broken and it happened Saturday when 633 scuba divers scooped up trash from the ocean floor near the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier. Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric made a rare trip from New York City to do… SEE MORE

Reminiscing About Reels and Fishing with Dad

6/16/2019 by US Harbors

By Larry LaGrange. One of the nice things about hunting and fishing experiences is how they remain alive in one’s mind for years. I struggle to recall the three items my wife sends me to the store for but I can clearly recall what color of plastic worm I was… SEE MORE

US gas prices expected to be down this summer

AAA Anticipates Savings at the Gas Pump this Summer

6/12/2019 by US Harbors

Nearly every state’s gas price average is cheaper than a week ago, a month ago and a year ago. Today’s national average is $2.74, which is seven-cents cheaper than last week, 13-cents less than a month ago and 18 cents cheaper than a year ago. “Refinery utilization in the United… SEE MORE

Dressing for the weather and water temperature makes all the difference

Kayaking 101: What to Wear

6/12/2019 by US Harbors

Warm Weather and Water If you live in a hot part of the world that has warm water, dressing for kayaking is simple. Your biggest challenge will be staying cool, hydrated, and protected from the sun, and this should be something that you're used to doing. The most simple solution… SEE MORE

Lowcountry Boil

A Lowcountry Culinary Tradition

6/7/2019 by US Harbors

By Margaret Gregory. Friends engage in conversation in the backyard while enjoying a breezy summer evening. Citronella candles cast a soft glow, attempting to ward off those little Southern vampires we call mosquitoes. A few people focus on a serious game of bocce ball, and the aroma of spicy seasonings… SEE MORE

Eco-Popper Digital Fishing Lure

Econet Eco-Popper Video Fishing Lure

6/5/2019 by US Harbors

The summer is finally here and it's time to dust off your rod and reel along with a fun new accessory built to add excitement to your time on the water. The Econet Eco-Popper Video Fishing Lure is a new popper designed lure featuring a wide-angle 720p HD camera to… SEE MORE