Coqunia Beach, South Nags Head SCORES Again!!
UPDATE: Photos added! Though, with the point and shoot, it does not really do it justice... I called Yana yesterday to see if she was available to come out and shoot the sesh, but received an email today that she is in Hawaii for the Eddie Aikau contest! Lucky girl!!
Wow, there is something about the set up at Coqunia Beach south of Nags Head which simply works for pure wavesailing. Today, the ingredients combined again to produce some of the best side-off DTL wavesailing conditions found on the OBX. The combination of a S swell and SSW wind complemented by the land/beach orientation and outer sandbars simply make this spot epic! The wave at Coqunia is the closest I have experienced on the OBX to a Maui or Punta San Carlos setup. At Coquina, a long line, crumbly, yet powerful wave breaking on an outer bar, with a takeoff over 100 yards offshore is hard to beat. The Lounge is so flat and wide, it is simply perfect. No micro chop or weird currents..., simply smooth inside the wave zone. The only difficulty at Coquina can be the shorepound and beach current, but if you make it past that immediate inside section, its simply wavesailing Nirvana in the wave zone.
Today, everything aligned to provide some of the best pure clean DTL wavesailing the OBX has to offer. Interestingly, Coquina is not on the main list of premier OBX wavesailing spots, but this year, I have discovered that it simply is one of the best, if not the best, on the islands. Those who experienced the perfection of the Hurricane Bill swell back in August at Coquina, along with experiences similar to what I had today, simply make this spot awesome! I was quite bummed that I was solo out there today because there were too many epic waves not ridden, though it was cool that Caleb did catch some pics with my point and shoot. Too bad though that is does not really capture the experience.
As for future reference, if SSW wind is on tap, complemented by a decent sized S swell, drop everything and head to Coqunia Beach. Andy, you definitely have to come up here to experience this! : )
Some pics from Coqunia Beach yesterday from my point and shoot: