I cut my foot so badly at the Surf Slide when it was newly opened. my brother in law had to carry me into the ocean the rest of the vacation so the sand wouldn't irritate my foot. I never went on another slide after that one. I sliced my foot on a sharp edge at the bottom of the slide.
There were a couple of turns where I always seemed to hit my head if I wasn’t paying attention. But man, we loved this place when I was little!
In the 80s growing up at the obx if we couldn’t go to the beach or needed an alternate activity, the Surf Slide was great-
Or Dowdys. Or roller skating at the Ark.