Sunday in Ocracoke
Today, we had a fun NE session on the north end of Ocracoke Island. Winds were blowing in the upper 20s with gusts over 30 all afternoon. Bright sunshine and air temps in the upper 50s required full wetsuits; however, the water was quite warm hovering in the mid 60s. Surf was small and averaged in the waist high range, with occasional bigger sets. It would have been nice if the waves were a little bigger; even if most of the crew is still winter green. At least it would have been easier to pick the set lines on the outside. I rigged my 4.7m Legend and sailed straight for about 4 hours. I'm feeling the effects now though, as I type this report, with sore hands and shoulders. All in all, not bad for the end of March and hopefully a welcoming precursor for April.
Though, will there still be a few more March days yet to come?!
Here are some more photos from today:
The Ocracoke windsurfing north end beach camp
Caleb rigging up his World Surge sail
Took this shot by accident, but thought the reflection on the sand was kind of cool!
The zone with a few of the crew in action
Finished and heading back to find pavement. Note the windtracks still racing across the blowing sand!