Ultimate surfer dude Kem McNair has a keen eye for nature's ocean creatures along scenic New Smyrna Beach

Story on right whaler off NSB shore trends online / Headline Surfer®
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The internet newspaper's feature breaking news story on Kem McNair's photo spread on a right whale passing through the scenic waters of New Smyrna Beach was trending in the Google search engines and news directories within minutes of being posted as shown above. A likeness of McNair from his Facebook page is shown below at left.
 

New Smyrna Beach surfer dude Kem McNair / Headline Surfer®NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- If there has ever been an individual who epitomizes the surfer crowd, in my book that would be Kem McNair. He's the ultimate surfer dude with an excellent eye for the creatures of the ocean: Those in it like the sharks, whales, dolphins and manatees.

Those who burrow in the wet sand like the hermit crabs and other creepy crawlers. Those who glide above the surf and dive for their food like the graceful pelicans and other small birds that little kids love to chase on the beach.

McNair, 61, who has surfed the waters off New Smyrna Beach for half a century now, is featured today on HeadlineSurfer.com for a breaking news feature on a right whale he spotted and tracked, but that was by chance. 

Headline Surfer® had planned on starting a year-long series on him, beginning Sunday and each month after that on the final Sunday through December.

Had it not even for McNair, I wonder if anyone else would have even noticed the right whale that cruised along at a snail's pace about a hundred yards off shore.

Certainly nobody has said anything on social media, outside of McNair. How does one miss a right whale. They are huge. And this one was mischievous, spraying water in the air, flapping its flippers and bobbing in and out of the surf as it headed south along the coastline just after noon on Tuesday.

Certainly nobody has said anything on social media, outside of McNair. How does one miss a right whale. They are huge. And this one was mischievous, spraying water in the air, flapping its flippers and bobbing in and out of the surf as it headed south along the coastline just after noon on Tuesday.

Each of the 12 segmebts will focus on either McNair's interaction or observation with wildlife or his surfing to develp an in-depth composite on one of Volusia County's most fascinating personalities.

McNair, a reserved and humble person and nohing like the sterotypicval Southern California surfer dude, was all too happy to participate in this indepth series, himself a fan of the 24/7 internet newspaper and its brand of award-winning journalism.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.