It's almost 9 a.m. Friday, the pelicans are on their perches and a smattering of humans are jogging, biking, walking and fishing at the Pier.
Jeff Webb, 50, has been catching his meals at the inverted pyramid for the past seven years and has settled in for the day. He has been out here since before dawn. His fishing buddies have already packed up and left.
Usually he fishes off the Pier at night, arriving at dusk. "That's when the snapper, flounder and trout are easier. At least for me," he says.
With the Pier set to close in a few weeks, he's still wondering where he'll go.
"It's a shame they're going to take it down. I fished at a lot of piers and this is the best I've fished on. This one here a hurricane can't knock it down," the North Carolinian says.
"I guess I'll try Demens Landing."