Cold NW at the Boiler
Today the NW winds pumped in and brought some cold air onto the OBX. Luckily, I put the top back on the 4runner last week and packed the full wetsuit a few days ago. The air was in the upper 40s/low 50s and the wind chill probably brought it down to the upper 30s. However, the water felt like a warm bath with temps pushing 70 degrees! Once suited up, it felt great to get into the ocean. Wind conditions at the Boiler were light on the inside; yet the side-offshore flow produced some fun set waves on the sandbar. Size ranged from waist to head high on the bigger sets. It was fun while it lasted; however, the winds died into the afternoon. All in all, not a bad first cold weather Fall wavesailing session on the OBX, but hopefully the long range forecast will pan out and strong SW will arrive back on the islands by the weekend?! Again, we shall see...
Here are some photos from today:
Charlie getting a little air off the lip!
Dan in full cold weather garb.
Caleb and Jim hanging out on the beach.
Caleb taking the Exocet and Aerotech rig for a spin