AWT 2014 Kickoff!

Stoked for another year of the American Windsurfing Tour and the upcoming Hatteras Wave Jam scheduled September 15 - 20, 2014.  Its going to be another awesome year of windsurfing action spanning locales from Hawaii, US West Coast, Mexico, Peru, and of course, Hatteras!  Damn, I wish I had the time to follow the complete Tour (if only this was going on before 2005 when I "settled down!").  Oh well, we can all enjoy the Tour stops online with excellent coverage though the event windows.  Of course, I will be there for the Hatteras stop!

2014 American Windsurfing Tour is on! Lets Go! from American Windsurfing Tour on Vimeo.


2013 MauiSails Legends for Sale

Its that time of year with the Hatteras 2014 windsurfing season set to launch into full swing as the northerly migration of windsurfers swings down this way for warm winds and "warming" water.

With arrivals of the 2014s coming in soon (switching to Mutants), my 2013s are now on the market for sale! The  MauiSails Legend is an excellent line that I have rode while a Team Rider since 1997. The design is excellent and all aspects of the sail are top notch!

2013 5.3m Legend:  $350  (orange) (excellent condition)
2013 4.5m Legend:  $325  (red) (excellent condition)
both for $650!

contact if interested!


Hatteras Wavesailing in Images - 2013

Keith McCulloch put together this nice photo montage of Hatteras wavesailing throughout 2013.  Many fun days of warmth, sun, sand, and decent surf!

Windsurfing Hatteras 2013' Slide Show from cnckeith on Vimeo.


Hatteras Loopfest 2014?!

For those who have been following this blog for a while, waaaay back in 2008 we started a rebirth of Hatteras windsurfing events with the inaugural Hatteras LoopFest 2008. The event was a huge success with local and industry sponsorship support along with participating windsurfers from Florida to New England. George Markopoulos took home the grand prize with a successful loop commit captured on GoPro video; while Keith McCulloch was crowned "Loop King" winning the LoopFest Loop-Off held at Ego Beach. 2008 was a long time ago and now/upcoming in 2014 (late Spring/Early Summer) is it time for LoopFest again!

Who is Ready to Rotate!?! 

Event video from 2008!

More from LoopFest 2008!


Was it Mid-May Last Week?!

This morning, we are back to cold air and sunny skies.  Yesterday we had warmth but it was coupled with rain, fog, and not very inviting weather (though perhaps it was not bad once wet?!).

Last week however, we took a step into mid-May.  Warm air, sunny skies, warm water (ocean temps in mid 60s!) and wet sails!  I trekked down to Avon last Sunday (Dec 22) and caught a fun solo sesh at Rmp 27.  The crew was at Rm 34 though the wave there was a little heavy for the Sealion with lots of top to bottom peaks breaking at various spots and a warbly inside.  As seen in past similar scenarios, a move north a few ramps cleans the wave and inside providing a nice right down a long continuous line .  Wind was quite light even for the Lion, but caught a few fun waves and spent some time in the soup with a few denials.  All in all though, with the warm water, it was quite enjoyable!
Shot of the break at Rmp 27 with clean inside an outside bar

 The next day (Monday, Dec 23) offered more wind allowing the standard kits to take the action at Rmp 34.  The peaky/warbly conditions are no problem for the standard fare and the crew had a fun time down there enjoying warmth both above and below water!  I missed that sesh with work and drive north for the holiday.  Perhaps there will be more into the New Year?!