Outer Banks, also known as OBX, is a 200 mi/322 km long string of narrow barrier islands of the coast of North Carolina. A small portion of it extends further in Virginia, at the beginning of the southern corner of Virginia Beach, on the east coast of the United States. It is a major tourist destination and known for its temperate climate.
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Bodyboarding in Kings Beach, Caloundra, Queensland Australia
Kings beach is the most popular surf beach in Caloundra. It is an exposed beach break that provides with the right conditions for surfing and body-boarding at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest and the best swell direction is from the south, southeast. On this spot swell sizes start from 1 m/3 ft and holding up to 4 m/12 ft. In addition, the best tide movement is rising and falling tides and the ideal tide position is all tides.
The average water temperature is around 28°C/82.4°F in summer and around 20°C/68°F in winter. The site is appropriate for both beginners and experienced body-boarders. In summer, the wind blows offshore at 7%, in autumn the wind blows at 9%, in winter at 14% and in spring at 9%. Keep in mind that, it is a crowded spot, especially during weekends.
Furthermore, the foreshore area caters a variety of facilities, including picnic tables, BBQ facilities and playgrounds for the kids. Last but not least, apart from water-sports, there are many attractions and leisure activities to enjoy and have fun in Caloundra. Note: be careful of rips, rocks and localism.