make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Despite high gas prices, boaters flood coast

READ MORE:
BOAT.jpg

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- The unofficial start to summer also means the heart of boating season along our coast.

Wrightsville Beach was packed today as boaters hit the water. After getting their boats in the water, they spent their day sailing around, fishing and catching up with friends.

Boaters say despite high gas prices, this Memorial Day weekend was much busier than past years. Seasoned boaters claim their relaxing weekend turned chaotic thanks to big numbers on the water.

"Maybe 60, 70 boats, but it's pretty packed," boater Chris Becherer said. "Maybe 30 boats coming in and out of the channel at the same time, which is pretty stressful."

Becherer says he hopes the rest of the season is not nearly as crowded as this holiday weekend.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.