WHAT IS THE OUTER BANKS?

WHAT IS THE OUTER BANKS?

The Outer Banks is a string of barrier islands that sit off the eastern seaboard of North Carolina. They are bordered on either side by a body of water; on their west side lies the Currituck, Albemarle, and Pamlico Sounds; on the east side is the Atlantic Ocean.

Due to their relative isolation and astounding natural beauty, the Outer Banks is a popular tourist destination on the East Coast – especially during the summer and fall months.

In lieu of ritzy hotels and sprawling shopping centers, property owners in the Outer Banks typically place their own houses on the vacation rental market, offering beachgoers an environment that feels a little bit more like home.

Due to the typical rental interval being one week in duration, ‘a week with family at the beach’ has become a time-honored tradition and an essential piece of Outer Banks culture.

WHAT IS OBLS?

Outer Banks Lifesaving Services (OBLS) is a 501-c3 that works in collaboration with the United States Lifeguarding Association and the community of the Outer Banks to ensure that the highest qualifications of lifeguarding and public education are established for our area.

All local agencies on the Northern Outer Banks are actively represented within the OBLS. Today, this includes Corolla Beach Rescue in Currituck County, and Duck Surf Rescue, Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue, and Nags Head Ocean Rescue in Dare County.

WHAT IS OBLS?

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HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?

To become a member of OBLS, simply click the button below. It will link to to a brief membership form followed by a PayPal link.

Membership with OBLS includes: schwag, bragging rights, and the ability to compete under the OBX chapter at nationals.

For applications to lifeguard in the Outer Banks, please directly contact the associated agency you wish to inquire with.

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