2016-04-26

The Sealion Wing is Coming!

This summer I am looking forward to a new Sealion ride..., the Sealion Wing!  The Wing is a lower volume (109ltr) aggressive design which offers top surfing performance.  The Wing has same outline as the Pro model, however includes a thinner rail and redesigned tail end underside to improve performance and handling in the surf.   The Wings also feature the option for a hydro-foil add-on for flying above the water; however, I will be sticking to the surf with the one I have incoming.   Plus the new color options and graphics are pretty cool!
2016 Sealion Wings  source AHD
Great news too is that we now have a local dealer for the AHD Sealion line.  Wind-NC now carries Sealion's and Andy will have a few 83s in stock at the shop, and can also take orders for future shipments!  Thus, if you are an East Coast sailor interested in the Sealion, we now have have a regional dealer to get you onto a new Lion!

One thing I really enjoy about the Sealion is its guarantee of time on the water.  Yesterday, I had a busy work schedule and my son's first T-ball game in the evening.  Moderate wind and FUN surf was up in Nags Head, and I had to get a fix on the water.  The Sealion was the answer with a quick 30 min session simply sitting in the surf zone where I caught at least 10 fun waves, plenty of turns and hits at the lip before heading out to the t-ball game.  The Sealion is "Dad's Ride" as it gives you time to get out for that quick fix session between busy work/life schedules.  No more jonesing about lackluster wind as the Sealion gets you out there no matter what its blowing as long as there is surf on the sandbar!  Looking forward to more "Dad's Rides" coming soon!

PS:  also if interested in the Sealion Pro, I will likely have one for sale soon.  Stay tuned for more in a future blog post!

2016-04-25

Who Says Windsurfing's Been Cancelled?!

Wow, check out this shot from last weeks OBX-Wind's race event at Island Creek In Avon.  
OBX-Wind main event Reef Run Race   photo:  Windsurfer Photos

Great to see all the sails out on the water and a level of participation unparalleled for some time here on the OBX!  Congrats to all the participants and organizers who put the race and event week together.  Awesome to see windsurfing very alive and strong with both the visiting and local stoke!

2016-04-15

The Action is South Side!!

We are currently in one of those week long stretches of strong NE wind with cool days and hot action on the water!  Keith M has been posting regularly on the OBX Beach Life forum with session calls ranging Old Lighthouse beach to Hatteras Inlet.  The action looks top notch/classic Hatteras southside with long lines, and lots of turns/hits on the clean surf!
Keith M on a nice line at Izzys on the south side between Friso and Hatteras.   photo:  Rick E
Check into Keith's CNC Fins facebook page for more photos and commentary on this epic NE Hatteras run.

Hah, I am missing it!!

2016-03-17

Gear for Sale - 2014 MauiSails Mutants

Its that time of year with the Hatteras 2016 windsurfing season set to launch into full swing as the northerly migration of windsurfers swings down this way for warm winds and "warming" water.

The  MauiSails Mutant is an excellent line that I have rode in recent years.  The line works especially well for low end power and excels for use with light air SUP wavesailing along with standard wavesailing!  The design is excellent and all aspects of the sail are top notch!

2014 5.1m Mutant:  $275  (red) (great condition)
2014 4.6m Mutant:  $275  (blue) (great condition)
both for $525!

contact if interested!

2016-03-04

New for 2016, the OBX Beach Life Calendar

Recent dialog on the OBX Beach Life Forum noted a need for a calendar to allow forum participants a way to inform others when they will be visiting to better coordinate gatherings and sailing sessions. Fortunately Google provides a solution that easily maps with other integrated components such as the forum or this blog. Still working out the kinks on the calendar; however, there are a few posts up from sailors who will be visiting the islands later this year. If you are interested in coordinating with fellow Hatteras bound windsurfers, the new OBX Beach Life Calendar is a great way to see when folks are planning a visit, and arrange similar windows of opportunity!  Note, you will need to be a member of the OBX Beach Life forum to post to the calendar. However, anyone can view!