SW on Tap All Week?!
Today, again SW winds ramped up during the afternoon hours on the OBX! The forecast looks promising all week, with a strong Bermuda high fixed offshore, and IWindsurf noting continued strong SW wind though Friday! Lots of possible action on tap for the GoPro. Unfortunately, the video I had today, shot onboard Caleb's ride, did not turn out. Not sure why, but perhaps it was the new flash memory I installed. Oh well, if there is going to be wind all week, we have plenty of time to get some more footage.
Conditions at the Ramp today included waist to chest high surf, and SW winds ranging from 20 to over 30 mph. I rigged 4.7m but later bumped up to the 5.3m. Winds did drop, but the surf cleaned up nicely. All in all, what better way to spend a Monday afternoon than in the wind and waves off the OBX! Sailors included Keith, Dan, Jim, Caleb, Billy, Charlie, Eric (on a kiteboard), and myself. There are photos, and I will post some once they come in.
Video shot by Keith while in the water with flippers:
Photos from the day (photographer: Jim Myers):
Billy Epp cutting back into the face
Caleb kicking the tail out...dig those cammo trunks!
Bill on a little bump
Keith mid backloop...displaying the underside of the new Exocet X Wave 93!
Someone asked for bikinis?!
Charlie with a nice cutback on the X Wave 93