Photo courtesy of Netflix Outer Banks Season 2 Netflix released the hit show Outer Banks in April of 2020, during the height of COVID lockdowns in the United States. The show was an immediate sensation, as we all watched (ahem, binged) the teen drama. As we anticipate what happens to John B. and Sarah in Outer Banks season 2, we’re still enjoying the attention that season 1 of the Netflix series has given to the OBX. Pogues, Kooks, and the Real Outer Banks By now, there are several articles detailing the similarities and differences between Outer Banks on Netflix and the real Outer Banks. The show is definitely fictional, however, surfing and fishing both truly play a big role on the real Outer Banks. Shipwrecks are a major theme in Outer Banks on Netflix in season 1, and the real OBX has a rich history of shipwrecks. Many true stories of heroes in shipwreck rescues make up an important part of the Outer Banks’ multifaceted history. We still haven’t heard of any local groups referring to themselves or others as Pogues or Kooks though. Visit Kildare Island Surfboard Co. – Season 2 Watch Party “Kildare” is not a real place, however, it is what we’d call a play on words, a fictional location inspired by the town of Kill Devil Hills, which is located in Dare County. Kildare cannot be found on a real map of the OBX, but for a limited time, Kitty Hawk Surf Co. in Nags Head has been transformed into Kildare Island Surfboard Co. They are even hosting an Outer Banks Season 2, Episode 1 watch party on July 30, 2021. Get your Outer Banks swag at the surf shop as well, at their Volcom x Outer Banks pop-up shop. Grab your favorite Pogue or Kook style as seen on the show. Swells’a Brewing in Kill Devil Hills Have A Good Time All the Time While you won’t find the exact same bars, restaurants, and stores in Netflix’ Outer Banks on the real OBX, there is an impressive selection of real places that we love to frequent. Be sure to follow Twiddy & Company on Facebook and Instagram to see where we’re hanging out. Book Your Own Outer Banks Adventure Demand for an OBX vacation has been high since the show’s 2020 release on Netflix, and Outer Banks vacation planning for 2022 is in full swing. 2021 booked up earlier and faster than we’ve ever seen before. Now is the time to book your 2022 Outer Banks vacation.