Made a trip to surf at Hatteras this weekend. Passed over Oregon Inlet while it was ebbing pretty strongly. Looked awesome! I definitely want to get out there. I have heard that it is pretty chaotic.
From what I could see while driving over the bridge, there appeared to be two rough water areas. There was one location on the north side of the inlet (about halfway between the bridge and the mouth of the inlet) where there looked like there were some nice standing waves and some clapotis, and then there was another spot on the south side of the inlet right at the mouth where there appeared to be a sand bar and there was some pretty good looking clapotis.
Where is the best play spot and where is the best place to launch? I assume conditions are best about three hours after high tide when the ebb should be at the strongest.