Some Waves From H Dean
Swell from Hurricane Dean arrived on the OBX Sunday afternoon. Luckily, S and SW wind was also on tap! The wind speeds were light, but given the size of the surf, it was fun to be lightly powered and riding the clean head+ high lines rolling though the zone.
Sunday, I sailed in Nags Head at the peak just south of Loggerhead Street. It was great to be in town wavesailing since it rarely happens. Winds were out of the south at around 25 mph and the swell was breaking far enough outside to get some fun rides on the solid chest to head high set waves. The ocean front buildings blocked most of the inside wind, but I was powered on the set waves breaking outside.
On Monday, the swell from Dean peaked on the OBX and all the popular surf spots were packed. I headed down to Salvo around 5:30pm since Caleb reported sizable surf and sand blowing on the beach. Passing though S-Turns, the side of the road was packed with cars, so I figured there must be some waves. Sure enough, the break at Salvo was firing with perfect wind for a 5.3m and 88ltr board. Caleb and I were the only ones to catch it.
Today, we were hoping for a repeat of yesterday; however, the wind was light and provided little power to work in the zone. It was a surf side slog session.
All in all though, not too bad over the past three days. Monday definitely was the best day of side off wave sailing since TS Barry threw some surf to the OBX back in June. For August, we definitely enjoyed it!
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