Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic Tournament

For those that love fishing you won’t want to miss the Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic Tournament taking place from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, 2016. This annual event lasts all day and begins at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, 65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach.

Registration and Captain’s Meeting

Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic Tournament The Registration and Captain’s Meeting is held on Friday, Oct. 7. Fish one out of two days – either Saturday or Sunday. Declare your intended fish day on your registration form. Alternatively, you have until 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8 to call (910) 253-3474 and leave a message declaring your fish day. If you fail to declare a fish day in time then Saturday, October 8, will automatically be counted as your fish day. Entry fee is $215 if paid by 10/3/16, or $250 after that date.

Tournament Prizes

You won’t want to miss this event bringing fishermen and their families together for food, fun and fishing. There will be over $35,000 in prize money awarded! The tournament will take place at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center on Ocean Isle Beach, 65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Here’s the rundown of the prizes being given out during the tournament:

• Top 20 heaviest King Mackerel
• Sea Tow Small Boat division, 1st- 500, 2nd – $400, 3rd $300
• First Bank Single Engine division – 1st- $300
• Cy’s World Junior angler division, 1st – 10th $$ payout ** top 3 receive custom Fall Brawl pendant from Silverstar Jewelry
• Ocean Isle Marina Carolyn Black Lady angler division, 1st-10th $$ payout ** top 3 receive custom Fall Brawl pendant from Silverstar Jewelry
• Sportsman’s Choice Marine SPEEDY KING Award. $500 paid to the first King weighed on Saturday and $500 paid to the first King weighed on Sunday. Scales open at 7 a.m. and you can weigh-in and go back fishing as many times as you want.
• Cobia division, 1st-3rd $$ paid in OIFC gift card
• Spanish Mackerel division, 1st-3rd $$ paid in OIFC gift card
• OIFC Family Fishing Awards, ALL teams that weigh ANY tournament eligible species and have a lady, junior AND senior angler on board win a $100 OIFC gift card.
• NBOA Wheel of Fishing. Weigh any eligible species and spin the wheel. If you hit your fish’s weight, you win $100 on the spot and go into drawing for guaranteed $1000.


Fishing Tournament Accommodations in Ocean Isle NC
If you’re in need of affordable accommodations or a comfortable place to stay during the fishing tournament, turn to the Ocean Isle Inn where you will enjoy the spacious queen and king size beds with quilted-top plush mattresses. All rooms have in-room coffee service, a refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, cable TV and more. You’ll get to enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast to start your day. After being on the boat fishing all day, enjoy a dip in the Jacuzzi spa or heated indoor or outdoor pool. Check our website for special deals and military discounts. If you’d like more information just give Ocean Isle Inn a call at 800-352-5988.

The Fall Brawl is proud to support the Long Bay Artificial Reef Association.

Get Ready to Kayak at the Paddle Festival

Now that you know where to rent kayaks (see our last month’s post if you missed it) you should plan on attending the Sunset Beach Paddle Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. This is a free festival that offers fun and entertainment for the entire family. The daylong festival will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sunset Beach Park, 206 Sunset Blvd. N, Sunset Beach in North Carolina. The event is open to the public.

Kayaks on the BeachThis year’s festival will have an island beach theme. Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit and prepare to say "Aloha!" a whole lot. Plenty of vendors will be onsite selling micro beers and food so plan on staying for lunch and an early dinner, too!

Paddling Competitions

There will be kayak and stand-up paddleboard competitions challenging your technical and endurance skills. This year’s festival includes a 9.5 mile Elite SUP and Kayak Race through the Salt Boiler Course and a 5.5 mile Open Category race along the Fox Run Course. There will also be a 1.9 mile social paddle for non-racers and paddling enthusiasts through areas of Fox Creek to Jinks Creek and out to the Intracoastal Waterway.

Festival Activities

There will also be activities for non-paddlers. Don’t miss the Dog Costume Content, Gilligan’s Island Lookalike Contest, Pie Baking Contest and a Limbo Contest. Children will love the games provided for them, too. Gracie the Clown will be there along with a Penny Drop, Pineapple Pitch, Rubber Duck Match-It, and a Tiki Toss.

Live Music

Ashton Stanley, a local favorite, will perform acoustic music from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. Singer and songwriter Randy McQuay along with his Trio will be performing from 3-5 p.m.

Sunset Beach Paddle Festival Schedule

8:00 a.m. – Kayak Fishing Tournament begins
9:00 a.m. – Vendor Booths Open
10:00 a.m. – Children’s Treasure Hunt
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Games Begin
11:00 a.m. – Food & Beer Sales begin
11:00 a.m. – Pie Baking Contest judging begins
11:00 a.m. – Dog Costume Contest begins
12:00 noon – Ashton Stanley performs, Dog Costume and Pie Baking Contest results announced
12:15 p.m. – Limbo Contest begins
1:00 p.m. – Limbo Contest results announced; 9.5 mile Elite Kayak race begins
1:15 p.m. – 9.5 mile Elite SUP race begins
1:30 p.m. – 5.5 mile Open Kayak Race begins
1:45 p.m. – 5.5 mile Open SUP race begins
3:00 p.m. – 1.9 Mile Fun Paddle begins; Randy McQuay Trio performs
3:30 p.m. – Gilligan’s Island Look-Alike Contest begins
4:00 p.m. – Paddle Race, Fishing Tournament, and Gilligan’s Island Look-Alike Contest results announced
5:00 p.m. – End of Paddle Fest

This year’s Sunset Beach Paddle Festival supports Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, Paws-Ability and Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program.

Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle Beach

If you’ve never tried kayaking it’s a water sport you should consider. Vacations are a great time to try new activities and this is one just about anyone can do. It’s peaceful and relaxing. It will also give you a gentle upper body workout, depending on how you paddle and how long you’re out. If you’re experienced in calm water kayaking or white water kayaking you will discover ocean kayaking to be a combination of the two.

You can rent kayaks and go out for an hour or two or for the whole afternoon. It’s a great way to explore the local waterways and inlets if the big ocean is more than you want to tackle. You can put in at Jinks Creek and follow the channel down to Tubbs Inlet. There’s much exploring to be had and if you enjoy nature you’re sure to love kayaking alongside the river banks.

Here are some local businesses where you can rent kayaks and other gear during your stay at Ocean Isle Inn. Stop in to visit them and take a look at what they have available.

Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle BeachSurf Unlimited
17 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 579-1525
A full service rental shop that offers top quality kayaks, surfboards, bikes and stand up paddleboards for rent. The best equipment is serviced each item each time it is returned assuring you a fun-filled vacation. Sit on top kayaks available by the week or two-week period.
Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle BeachSalty’s Surf Shop
12 E First Street, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 579-6223
Salty’s has a variety of surf gear and accessories. Their rental fleet includes surfboards, bicycles, kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas. Check out the rental section online to make reservations.
Where to Rent Kayaks in Ocean Isle BeachVacation Equipment Rentals
6741 A Beach Hwy, Ocean Isle Beach; Tel. (910) 575-2700
The Splash I Kayak is 10’ single person vessel and features a full length keel for straight tracking. The Splash II Kayak is a 12’ tandem kayak. Great for paddling on oceans, lakes, bays, and almost anywhere you find water. Also available are surf boards, boggie boards, paddle boards and an assortment of package deals. Rental periods are anywhere from 1 to 28 days.

Best Places to Watch Fireworks on July 4

Best Places to Watch Fireworks on July 4th
If you’ll be staying with us at the Ocean Isle Inn over the July 4th holiday you’ll want to know where the many celebratory activities will be held. If you need accommodations take a look at our waterfront vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach. We can accommodate you in luxury and at a price you can afford. You can count on it.

The annual Ocean Isle Beach Parade will take place on Friday, July 3 and features decorated golf carts, bicycles and more. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Parade participants should meet at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot by 9:30 a.m. There is no official registration and no fee to march in the parade. Entries will be judged in four categories: golf carts, floats, walkers and bicycles. Sponsored by the Ocean Isle Property Owners Association.

The free Ocean Isle Beach Concert will also take place on July 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Museum of the Coastal Carolinas parking lot, 21 East 2nd St., Ocean Isle Beach.

Following the concert there will be a Fireworks Show at the Ocean Isle Pier on July 3 beginning at 9 p.m. Fireworks will last approximately 20 minutes. Viewers will be able to watch the display from the pier, the beach in front of our inn, or anywhere on the Island. In case of rain the fireworks show will be re-scheduled for July 5 at 9 p.m.

Best Places to Watch Fireworks on July 4th
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on July 4, members of the Old Bridge Preservation Society have planned fun and festivities for visitors and residents of Sunset Beach. With patriotic music playing and flags waving at the Old Bridge site, 109 Shoreline Drive W, Sunset Beach, there are a number of activities scheduled throughout the morning.

At 9:00 a.m. there will be a Parade over the Old Bridge, children (and adults) are encouraged to bring their decorated bicycles, wagons, strollers or sneakers to ride or march across the Old Bridge in step to rousing patriotic music. This parade is a perfect photo opportunity for grandparents and parents to capture the children in their red, white, and blue splendor.

Immediately following the parade, volunteers from the Old Bridge Preservation Society have planned multiple activity stations with good old-fashioned, All-American Games. There will be a cake walk, sack races, water can races, a knock down the cans game and the perennial favorite water balloon toss. If after taking part in all of the games the children are hungry there will be available decorated cupcakes to take the edge off. For more info call 910-363-6585.

Where to Rent Bikes Around Ocean Isle Beach

Where to Rent Bikes Around Ocean Isle Beach
When it comes to summer vacation, we all can agree that a beach vacation offers a whole lot of fun you probably wouldn’t experience at home. But what vacation would be complete without the family renting bikes to fully explore the Ocean Isle Beach area under their own power. Lucky for you there are places to rent all types of bicycles in the area. Check out the list below to find where to rent bikes around Ocean Isle Beach and then go exploring!


Surf Unlimited
17 Causeway Dr., Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Phone: (910) 579-1525

Family owned and family run business since 1980. Surf Unlimited has a full service rental shop downstairs that offers top quality trikes, mens & women’s bikes, kid cabs, cargo trailers, XL Men’s bikes, baby seats, and fat tire bikes for rent. They only buy the best equipment and service every item each time it is returned assuring a fun-filled vacation.


Island Hoppers Bicycle Products
7161 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Phone: (910) 579-1766

Sales, service, parts and rentals of all types of bikes include adult trikes, road bikes, tandem, recumbents, beach bikes, fat tire bikes, urban bikes, and electric assist bikes. Check their website for local cycling routes.


Boomers Rentals
3468-4 Holden Beach Road, Causeway Plaza, Supply, NC
Phone: (910) 842-1400 or (800) 287-1990

Renting the following by the day, 3-days, or week: children’s tricycles, single speed children’s 16” and 20” bikes, trail-a-bike, training wheels, kid cabs, men’s adult 26” single speed bike, unisex adult 26” single-speed bike, unisex child 20” bike, and more. Helmets free with bike rentals. Also renting body boards, kayaks (double and single), surf boards, and stand up paddleboards.


Julie’s Rentals
432 Sunset Blvd., Sunset Beach, NC
Phone: (910) 579-1211

Renting bicycles for children and adults (baskets available), bikes with baby seats, adult trikes for challenged adults, kid kabs, funcycles, and banana peel bikes. Place orders two weeks in advance.