2014-09-02

Perfect OBX Labor Day Weekend - Sun, Small Surf, and Some Wind!

If you were here on vacation or simply made it out to the beach, it was a perfect long weekend for time on the sand and in the surf.  Conditions were small, but fun with a solid waist high wave on the main bars breaking across all tides at choice spots.  Southerly winds ramped up each afternoon providing fun side to side-off conditions for WindSUP action in the surf zone.

I caught it each afternoon on the Sealion, and the spot of choice was Loggerhead St in Nags Head where a nice outside sandbar produced breaking surf at all tides.  It did get quite shallow at low tide, even for the short Sealion fins, but it was not much of a problem.  Water temps were perfect for trunks only.  Only catch was the number of people in the water within the surf zone swimming, surfing, SUPing, and boogie boarding.  No worries though as all are out to have a good time, and with myself the only one holding a sail in hand, I simply had to keep a keen eye where people were and judge a given DTL run accordingly.  I had to pass on a few waves due to folks in the zone/path, but that was ok.  I enjoyed seeing many out having a FUN time and enjoying likely their last tastes of summer.

2014-08-28

Southside Wrap Plus Christobal Swell Equals BIG!

Wow, the south side has been firing over the past few days courtesy of the NE wind wrap coupled with incoming SE swell from Hurricane Christobal!  If the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam was this week.... Hatteras would be right up there with conditions similar to San Carlos and/or Peru!

Keith sent in these photo galleries from the past few days.  Quite impressive conditions and classic big wave Hatteras!

August 27, Hatteras Inlet Firetower
sailors: Keith M, Ride Hatteras Charlie (photos: Martine M)
August 26, Izzys between Frisco and Hatteras Village
sailors: Keith M, Ken A (photos: Keith/Ken)

2014-08-26

NE Day Two - Wrap Arrived at Izzys!

The southside wrap swell arrived yesterday and fired along the Hatteras beaches!  Izzys, located between Frisco and Hatteras Village was the call and the guys who made it there scored!  I missed the sesh, and can only live vicariously though the shots.

Keith sent in these last night. Nice!

2014-08-25

Hatteras First NE of the Late Summer/Early Fall Season!

The first NE blow came early this year as we are now in Day 2 of a three day run of wind and surf! Yesterday, as is typical for the first day, Old Lighthouse Beach was the call.  I made it down to join the action riding a 4.6m MS Mutant and the trusty 92 Quatro Twin, Fun Time!

An assortment of wave kiters and windsurfers, even a lone surfer, were on the water ripping in solid chest+ conditions.  Classic Lighthouse setup!

Keith snapped a few shots from yesterday.

2014-08-15

Outer Beaches Realty and Hatteras Wave Jam 2014

Planning to visit the OBX during the week of the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam 2014?! 

Well as an added incentive, Outer Beaches Realty is offering a 10% discount off rental housing during the week of the event!  Likely could cover the fuel costs for the ride down (at least in a standard sized vehicle)!

images: Outer Beaches Realty