Hey guys. I am bringing my family down on the 23rd for a week of fishing and sight-seeing. Never been to the OBX. Staying near Avalon Pier. I do not have any Surf Equipment, but have some catfish equipment that should handle 30 lb. test pretty well. Is that still to light for the Surf? If so, I need to know where I can rent or buy cheap some equipment. I have the 4x4 for access, but need to know where and what to expect. Basically if anyone wants to tell me anything truthful, I will listen. I caught Red Drum in Florida in the St. Marks River, and that was pretty sweet. I have pier fished at Long Beach a few times, and plan on trying that as well if there is anything biting. Any info you experts can give up, I would appreciate it. Will travel down to Hatteras area if need be. Thanks. Love reading your posts too.