We have collaborated with one of our favorite local artists, Pete Erickson, to design this shirt and we think it’s pretty great! Pete’s artwork adorns the walls of Blue Water Grill (and Blue Moon) and we thought, “Why not put it on a shirt?!”
Mahi Mahi is a popular (and fun!) catch on the Outer Banks and you’ll often see the boats bringing back coolers of it. It’s also a fresh fish we like to prepare in the restaurant.
The shirt is 100% cotton (Comfort Colors is the brand….oh-so-soft) and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
The shirt is available, in both short sleeve & long, in the restaurant or online at www.BlueWaterGrillOBX.com/store
Gyotaku (Japanese from gyo “fish” + taku “rubbing”) is the traditional method of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing was used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an art form on its own. Pete wanted a way to memorialize the fish he was catching and discovered Gyotaku. The beauty of Gyotaku is it allows you to capture the true size of your catch, big or small, and create a piece of art that will allow you to tell the story of the catch again and again.
Pete Erickson Lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in Kitty Hawk with his wife Brooke and two sons, Shoal and Waters. Pete was born and raised on the Albemarle Sound, where at an early age he fell in love with all things water. He developed a deep passion for surfing and fishing and spends his free time pursuing both.
Shoaling Waters Fish Printing was inspired by Pete’s two sons. The name also plays perfectly to the place we call home. North Carolina’s Outer Banks and it’s inlet’s are constantly changing. The “shoals” in our coastal “waters” hold many of the fish that Pete works with in creating prints.
Check out more of Pete’s work with Shoaling Waters Fish Printing at