OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament raises $7,300 for Outer Banks Community Foundation

Beach Bums Hooking with captain Bonnie Langdale took first place and won the top prize of $600 in the 2021 OBAR Charity Surf Fishing Tournament. [submitted photo]

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® held their 24th Annual Charity Surf Fishing Tournament on October 15.

The charity event benefited the Association’s Disaster Relief and Scholarship funds held with the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Seventeen teams cast their lines at the event and over $7,300 was raised.

“It was one of the most beautiful days to have the tournament that I’ve ever seen,” said OBAR Surf Fishing Chair Aimee Pitts of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

“Everyone was generous, had fun, and caught some big fish,” Pitts said. “I would like to give special thanks to the local businesses and OBAR members that provided raffle prizes for the big day.”

The team Beach Bums Hooking with captain Bonnie Langdale took first place and won the top prize of $600.

The Blue Tales team with captain Ken Baittinger took second place and won $300.

The team Calibrators with captain Kelly Bergenstock was third and generously donated their $150 prize back to the OBAR Scholarship and Disaster Relief funds.

Two lucky fishermen were recognized for having caught the two largest fish — both black drum that were 24 and 23.5 inches in length.

OBAR would like to give thanks to breakfast sponsor Steven Gillis Insurance Agency, lunch sponsor Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, beverage truck sponsor Coast Realty, and snack sponsor Goosehead Insurance.