After a decade in California, they were ready to move on to the next stage of their lives. “The arid climate and cold Pacific water never felt like it would be our home forever,” Ed says. Instead, they wanted to move back to the East Coast and decided the southern Outer Banks was the ideal spot. “It offered affordable living, great hunting, fishing, surfing, warm water, a long warm season and short, mild winters,” Ed emphasizes. In 1995, with Justin, Anthony and Gianno in tow, Ed and Natalie made their move to Cape Carteret, North Carolina. “This is where we were able to really continue our love of the ocean and develop an outdoor lifestyle for our entire family,” he says.