CHAC Members enjoy a mutual interest in surf fishing and
promote good fellowship and sportsmanship. 

Purpose of CHAC

  • To promote and develop educational programs for the conservation and preservation of fish and marine life as well as the habitat and environment which sustains them.  

  • To cooperate with Federal, State and Local Authorities in the uniform and impartial application and enforcement of pertinent laws, rules and regulations. 

  • To promote among its members and the public at large an interest in the advocacy for fishing, marine life and the marine resources of our State.  To foster and develop a friendly and harmonious relationship between all anglers. To encourage recreational anglers to practice catch and release techniques as a means of sustaining those resources. 

  • To sponsor and conduct events related to fishing and marine life and to provide recognition for the winners of such events sponsored by this or other organizations and to support Educational and Community related activities which serve and benefit Hatteras Island. 

  • To serve as a "Watch Dog" organization overall who would close or limit access to our beaches or Marine Resources.  To educate the public regarding matters or issues affecting such access and help perpetuate and expand open access to our beaches and resources for all people. 

Monthly Meetings

Held the 2nd Saturday of each month (September thru June)

  • 6:30pm - Covered Dish Supper

  • 7:30pm Meeting Begins

  • Soft Drinks & Coffee Provided

  • Door Prizes & 50/50 Drawing


The Club takes pride in awarding annual scholarships (to both 2-year and 4-year institutions) totaling $7,000. to graduating seniors of Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies. 


The Club supports many organizations that serve the needs of the people of Hatteras Island including:

  • United Methodist Men (Food Pantry & Relief Fund)

  • Lions Club Fishing Tournament for the Visually Impaired

  • H.I.M. - Hatteras Island Meals

  • Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation

  • Hatteras Island Rescue & Fire Departments

  • CHSS Booster Club

  • OBPA - Outer Banks Preservation Associateion

  • CHAPA - Cape Hatteras Access Preservation Alliance

  • CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams

Meet Your Officers & Directors

President - Larry Griffin
My name is Larry Griffin. I am from Greenville, NC. My wife and I moved here in 2006. My wife’s name is Millie and together we reside in Avon.
Ervin Gaskins - Vice President
Ervin Gaskins resides in Salvo and is active in the community. He developed his love of fishing from his father, and has been visiting Hatteras since his childhood. He is a part time employee of Hatteras Jack in Rodanthe and currently Deputy Chief of the Chicamacomaco Fire and Rescue Department. Feel free to contact Ervin if you have ideas that you feel may be important to this Organization. Ervin will make sure that they are heard!
Kathy Walke - Treasurer
Executive Secretary - Gina Baker
Gina has been in the Administrative Field for 30 years and has been visiting Hatteras Island for over 20 years. She enjoys fishing offshore and in the surf. When her husband retired they decided to relocate to Buxton. They have two labs Chayse and Rilee!
Secretary - Denise "Dee" Lubereki
Denise (Dee) retired to Hatteras Island in 2016 after growing up in Baltimore MD. She lives in Frisco and loves fishing (all types – surf fishing or in her kayak or boat in the sound). From April to November she works PT at the Red Drum Tackle Shop; in every season she is likely to be seen being walked around Brigand’s Bay and on the beaches by her red-tick coon hound Izzy and mixed breed mutt Jasper.
Director - Nancy Giannotti
My husband, two young daughters and myself came to Hatteras Island in 1965 as we were told it was a great place to camp and fish. We came every summer until 1984 when my husband had to retire due to medical problems, so we came to Buxton, bought some land and built our home. In 1996 my husband passed away and I continue to live in the place I love.
I am the Captain of the Island Girls fishing team. Over the years we have placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in many tournaments in the Women’s division.
Director - Ray Schaaf
Director - Wayne Mathis
Wayne Mathis joined CHAC in the early 1970’s. He became a full time Buxton resident upon retirement from a 39 year Military career as Engineer Director, USPHS in 1998, & has been actively involved with CHAC, OBPA, & UMAPA ever since. He served several terms as Advisor to the NC Marine Fisheries Commission, & as their Delegate to the USNPS Negotiated Rulemaking Process, where he advocated Public Access to the Beaches Seashore. He’s a Licensed Engineer, a Vietnam Veteran, & an avid fisherman!
Director - Stephanie Bayne
Stephanie and her family moved to Hatteras Island in 2016 after purchasing Frank & Fran's Bait and Tackle. They also started Bermuda Triangle, OBX where they teach Scuba Diving. Stephanie is also a member of the ladies fishing team "Outcasters", winners of the 2018 CHAC Tournament! When not working, she and her husband Randy can be found on the beach somewhere on the island or attending their kids sports activities!
Director - Freida Gould
Director - Pat Weston
Director - Kara Eakes
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47231 Light Plant Road / P.O. Box 145, Buxton, NC 27920

Office and Fax: 252.995.4253  Email:

Director - Freida Gould