2014-07-16

Best Wavesailing in Months at Rmp 38, Avon!

Wow, we scored yesterday with some excellent wave sailing conditions at Rmp 38 just south of Avon!  Warm water, chest/head+ outside lined up wrap surf, sunny skies, and winds averaging 25+ mph set up for one of the best days so far this year!  Only a few of us caught it, and was a great call for myself as a planned afternoon off work to trek down to Avon for the score!  Riding the 4.5m Maui Sails Mutant and 75ltr Quatro Quad LS provided rock star performance in the surf zone!  I am new to the Mutant, but found its handling superb with effortless control, excellent low end, and an extremely balanced feel while sailing.  Combined with the 75 Quad LS, it simply excelled in the surf zone!  FUN time!

Keith, Andy, and I were the local crew on hand, while Bertrice and Ace visiting the summer "secret season" were out as well enjoying the excellent conditions.  Ken  and the kite crew (Chris and Brian), also came down from upwind to end at Rmp 38.

All in all, an excellent, memorable session of wavesailing fun!  Now, we need a steady two weeks of similar conditions to lead up to the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam coming in Sept!

If anything, I need the practice!?!

Not sure if there are any photos out there from the sesh yesterday.  We were all sailing, and I do not think anyone was shooting.  However, if something surfaces, will update!

Ah, and if you were ever wondering about the 4th of July (or this year, 5th), see this unique perspective of the fireworks display in Nags Head at the Fishing Pier!  I remember seeing the drones flying during the show and thinking there would be some killer footage there!  These guys captured it!

2014-07-05

Stuck on Hatteras Island Courtesy of Hurricane Arthur?

Perhaps, but for July 4 weekend, HI is the spot for ocean side FUN! Check out these snaps from Keith M from some SUP action on the holiday at Rmp 38. With the NE wind on tap today (Saturday), there is sure to be more FUN south side action! Damn, and with Rt 12 out, I am gonna miss it....bummer!
More pics from the SUP sesh at Rmp 38 on July 4, 2014
all photos:  Keith M

As for progress on Rt 12 recovery, see the NCDOT Facebook page for most recent updates/feeds/photos.  From recent posts, looks like they are progressing nicely.  Hopefully all will be back to normal on Pea Island for the forecast Bermuda High setting up this coming week?!

2014-04-22

Mid-April Wave Action In Hatteras!

Its been going off in Hatteras over the past week! Strong S and NE wind, killer wrap swell, and beefy leftovers, and lots of visiting crew in town to catch it.  Of course, first off, I have missed most of it as I was out of town during the NE window where all the action happened on the south side with killer wrap swell.  However, I did catch the kick off S and follow though SSW with very fun surf conditions in Nags Head riding the trusty SeaLion. 

Today, following the past 6 days of nuking NE wind, the wind switched SSW and really cleaned up the surf.  From Nags Head to Avon, Surfline was all green with excellent conditions breaking on the outside bars.  I caught it at Conch St in Nags Head riding the Sealion.  Surprisingly, no surfers or SUPs were out and I enjoyed the surf all to my self.  Down south in Avon, the local crew caught it at Rmp 38 and Keith posted this killer pic riding backside on the Sealion on logo high bomber! 
(photographer:  Rick Eustis)
Over the weekend, the South side was firing and the action was scored at Izzy's and the Washout down near Hatteras Inlet (location of the 2013 AWT Hatteras Wave Jam contest).  Caught this shot of Charlie in for one of those classic looooong line setups with wrap swell firing!
See more of the south side action here!

All in all, a killer mid-April Hatteras wave jam!  Welcome relief following completion of taxes for 2013!

2014-04-09

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.

2014-04-02

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!