2009-08-04

Our Summer Bermuda High...

Well, we have wrapped up nearly 10 days of consistent SW windy weather on the OBX! Beginning July 25 and lasting though August 4, the reign of daily afternoon SW "calls to rig" was quite welcoming given our meek summer wind pattern and lack of typical strong Bermuda High setups in June and early July. We had waited all summer for the BH and finally....

As a recap, I sailed 5 out of the 9 days which is not too bad given that the same week the BH arrived, I also had one of my busiest "day job" work weeks of the year. A client deadline, due today kept me glued to the computer banging out code during the morning and evening hours while I was able to catch a few afternoon hours to ride the wind. My lack of blog posts over the past two weeks is also attributed to the busy work schedule.

All in all, I caught some killer sessions both on the sound and in the ocean. Unfortunately, the surf was mostly flat during the course of the BH with only some short period wind swell wrapping the east facing beaches for wave riding. My first day, and last day, sailing the BH stretch, provided the best wavesailing. Sunday's sesh (Aug 1) at Caleb's new "secret spot" in Waves providing the best breaking wave I have sailed since mid-June.

Now, we are into August which is typically our "windless" month of the year. Who knows though...for what we lacked in June/early July, perhaps we will see in August?! If anything, I am hoping for more sessions to be on game for the Baja trip coming up at the end of the month!

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2 Comments:

At 5:40 AM, Blogger ralph said...

i feel your pain bill. work has been insane the past few weeks with deadlines that have been moved up and little sleep.

i just had to show up absent last friday so i could break off my little piece of that bermuda high. leah and i had a blast fri-sun. glad your sessions were good too.

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger George Markopoulos said...

He's alive! glad to see you back on the blog pal!

 

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