"Steve The Dream" Dies Surfing

Steve Thomas, a local celebrity on the Outer Banks who portrayed "Pamlico Jack" for a local restaurant, has died after an accident while surfing.

Photo: Pamlico Jack's

A local celebrity on the Outer Banks has died in a surfing accident.

Steve Thomas, known as "Steve the Dream," died Sunday in Kill Devil Hills, according to the Virginian Pilot. The 62-year-old was the man who played "Pamlico Jack" in advertisements for an Outer Banks restaurant.

The paper says beach-goers spotted Thomas face down in the water Sunday afternoon. Authorities told the paper Thomas was brought to the shore but couldn't be revived. An autopsy is pending.


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  • by Paul on Oct 30, 2010 at 02:29 PM
    I'll remember Steve as an energetic positive life force person. He was a stand-up genuine guy, the kind of person you want to hang with. Steve and I took surf trips down to Biarritz in the late 70's when we were both living in Europe. I dedicated a wave to Steve this morning. It pulled together over the reef, peaked up and barreled both ways, overhead, fast, clean and smooth. Adios amigo.
  • by Amy Location: NC on Oct 30, 2010 at 09:03 AM
    Try thinking about his 2 children before you post, Sharkey, Dave, and anyone else so inclined. We'll miss him.
  • by Dave Location: Hades on Oct 27, 2010 at 06:23 AM
    Who?
  • by oldster Location: KDH on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM
    Anyone know anything about a paddle out?
  • by oldster Location: KDH on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    Hope it's a clean 6' in heaven, RIP Steve.
  • by AE #64 on Oct 26, 2010 at 09:44 AM
    You will be missed. DeColores!
  • by irate Location: Greenville on Oct 26, 2010 at 09:39 AM
    Surf on Pirate Brother!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Oct 26, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    I hate that this happened. I've met him on a few occasions, at restaurants and out surfing. He was a good guy. RIP Steve!
  • by Bubba Location: Currituck on Oct 26, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    At least he went doing what he loved to do. Can't say that for most people.
  • by To Sharkey Location: Bertie County on Oct 26, 2010 at 07:37 AM
    Get a life pal! RIP Steve!
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