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  • Featured Surfer Lee Jernigan

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  • Topsail Advertiser: How long have you been surfing?
    Featured Surfer Lee Jernigan: 26 years
    TA: What kind of boards do you use? What was your first board?
    Featured Surfer: Longboards and shortboards; Caster Twin Fin.
    TA: Do you compete? If so, what have you won?
    Featured Surfer: No, but I help out a lot at a lot of contests.
    TA: Dawn patrol or evening session?
    Featured Surfer: Both.
    TA:Describe your dream wave?
    Featured Surfer: Long, glassy barrels.
    TA:Highest number of stitches ever earned in a surf session?
    Featured Surfer: Seven.
    TA: Whatís your favorite place you have surfed, or would love to surf in the future?
    Featured Surfer: Large Wilderness in the past, and Indonesia in the future.
    TA:Name two rules of surfing etiquette every beginner should live by?
    Featured Surfer: Donít paddle out in a crowd and donít drop in on people with priority.
    TA: What is the best advice another surfer ever gave you? Who was that person?
    Featured Surfer: Cover your head.
    TA:Any shark or sea creature encounters?
    Featured Surfer: Lots of sharks.
    TA:Whatís the best local storm you ever surfed? What made it superior to others?
    Featured Surfer: Hurricane Luis, 1995. It stayed glassy for three days and the waves were not closing out.
    TA:How did you learn to surf? Or who taught you how to surf?
    Featured Surfer: Self-taught.
    TA: What surfing story do you never get tired of telling?
    Featured Surfer: Surfing giant Wilderness or a crazy trip to Hatteras in the late 80s.
    TA:Would you ever mention your favorite place to surf locally?
    Featured Surfer: To certain people, yes.
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