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M ARCH can feel like a hard month, when the imagination searches for
relief from the wintry chill. Memories of long-ago, sunny beach days
can be hard to retrieve. Thankfully, on cold days, multiple live-feed
camera views of Wrightsville Beach deliver an escape. Each of the local
live streams offers a perspective that makes being stuck inside more fun.
B South End Surf Shop’s high-definition camera, with live feed accessible at www.
southendsurf.com, sits south of Crystal Pier. It captures a view of the sunrise just north
of the pier and pans south where waves break against the jetty.
C Courtesy of Surfchex, at http://surfchex.com, a second camera sits on top of the
Oceanic restaurant, with Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier in the backdrop.
D More north, Sweetwater Surf Shop has a live stream, at www.wblivesurf.com/
todays-surf, that looks over central Wrightsville Beach.
E Further north past Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier another camera, at www.gosurfcity.
com, via Surf City Surf Shop, captures the well-known fishing pier at the beach’s center.
F Surfchex in coordination with Bluewater Waterfront Grill delivers an Intracoastal
Waterway and marina view just south of the drawbridge. Check it out at http://
— John Ellis
WBM march 2019
HITTING A HIGH NOTE FORMED in 2010, the
UNCW Seabelles per-severed
hardships and school
closing post Hurricane Florence and
are taking on the regional music
scene as the only all-female a cap-pella
vocal ensemble on campus.
This extracurricular group of 15
women, all of whom are not music
majors, opened for Jay Leno’s stand-up
comedy show in May 2018 at the
Wilson Center. The singers sold out
their winter concert and took to the
stage in mid-February at Acapalooza
2019. They competed a second
time in February at the International
The Seabelles, a women’s a cappella ensemble from the University of North Carolina
Wilmington, are recording their first album.
ONE EYE ON THE WATER
Johnnie Mercer’s Pier
can be seen from the
live camera stream.