Gabrielle Wind/Waves at the Cove Video

Here is the Cove action video courtesy of Tropical Storm Gabrielle. Unfortunately, the beach side antics did not turn out.
Usually when filming with the GoPro I simply leave it running, but on the beach I had to click the on/off button and was not sure if it recorded or not. Unfortunately, it did not record, especially the scene of the flyaway windsurfing sail during the afternoon when winds were hovering near 50mph. Perhaps next time...


(UPDATE) Lane's Cove Video from the Kiteboarding Perspective

GoPro Video Report:

If you have trouble viewing the video, see direct link.


At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

front loops,back loops,air off the lips,glad to see someone going for it!

At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simple comment, it wasn't blowing 50mph, check the readings from noaa. 2mn 39mph sustained wind recorded and 51-2 mph gust. And that wasn't until later in the pm before the rain.

Thanks for keeping the facts real

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Gusts were hitting 50 at 2:00pm on Sunday at the Frisco Pier. We were out there then. See the IWS Sunday historic meter:

At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My perspective on 50 mph. Look at the graph, the wind jump occured when it switched S which was fully onshore. I was halfway out and biffed a jump, Dano was slightly downwind, Emo upwind. I don't think there were many others out at this point. Emo was the lucky one and was able to ride a wave back to the beach. The current was probably running about 20 mph. Every time I got up I ride parallel to the wave , you couldn't pinch up to get over the white water. The current made it difficult to plane. I made it into the beach about a mile down and had a long walk back. Dan was on his way to Frisco. I think you drove his truck down to pick him up. Everyone stood on the beach and drank beers until packing it up and catching some real waves on the north beaches later in the afternoon. We watched a kitesurfer swim after a lost board for about 1/2 hour. My guess is that it blew off the beach and got into the current. Then of course there was MonkeyBoy who came drifting by with tangled lines and a doused kite.
On a side note, it looks like Emo and I were some of the last ones to get off the island Sunday night. I just read a report that said HWY 12 was closed from 10 pm until 2am because of soundside flooding and six cars that were stalled/stuck in water up to 18 inches deep. We drove through some water about 5 inches deep at 8:30pm. I had the wifes car so I had to spend some time washing the udnercarriage Monday night.

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Yea, after the wind switch and speed bump, it was dicey.

I think I came off the water right around that time...packed up and waited around on the beach for while (saw the sail fly...), then headed north around 2:30pm.

I actually caught a fun sesh in Nags Head with side-off, wound 4.7m conditions but then the wind increased there as well, forcing me off the water. Waves were smaller than at the Cove, but the current was ripping and it was hard to get out. I drifted for about a half mile before I hit a patch of water where the current eased, and I was able to slip out past the inside bar break. Once out, the SE swell was fun for DTL riding!

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Anyone have the second session Boiler report?

At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sailed a 5.7 with the RealWind Fish 105. Waves were 6 foot plus, kind of choppy, slightly disorganized. Jim, Dan and Emmanuel joined me. It was close to high tide which didn't help out. It was starting to clean up a bit as it got closer to dark. For me I had a lot more fun there than at the Point. Didn't see anyone looping, but watched Emo bail out of a 10 foot jump off of a set wave.

At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sucked so bad at the cove that I would rather be drinking beer humping midgets.

At the boiler Emo launched a huge "jump loop", bigger than I've seen in a while on Hatteras. The guys were making in look pretty good out there.

At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a lonely midget who could use some drunken humping! Email me at emo@midgetsforhire.org

can't wait to hear from you!


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