Hatteras is the southernmost village on Hatteras Island. It is best known for fishing and it is considered “blue marlin capital of the world”. Every September the village hosts an International Surf Fishing Tournament, with over 90 teams competing. It is also a very popular spot for water sports on both – ocean and soundside, especially surfing. The shore’s proximity where the cold water Labrador Current collides with warm Gulf Stream results in some of the largest waves available on the East Coast.