North Carolina

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North Carolina's 300-mile coastline is fronted almost entirely by a chain of sandy islands, or "banks." The state's best surf—and arguably the best surf on the entire East Coast—is located along the Outer Banks: long, narrow, lightly developed islands known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" for the hundreds of ships that have run aground and sunk on its offshore sandbars. Jutting into the Atlanti...

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