Press release from the American Windsurfing Tour:
We at the AWT are sorry to announce that this year's Hatteras Wave Jam has been cancelled
. With the massive amounts of damage sustained to the local area, we decided it would be best to call off the contest. Washed out roads and flood damage have made it next to impossible for us to run an event.
We are extremely disappointed to announce this decision, but when considering the amount of damage, we feel it is the right thing to do.
The AWT wants to thank everyone for their support, and interest in this event.
For all those that have registered and paid their entrance fee to compete, we will contact you about compensation.
Thanks and Aloha,
Its a real bummer we had to cancel this event as it was primed to be
the greatest concentration of top level wavesailing talent ever to
hit the US East Coast. Ironically (for better or for worse), the
tropical forecast looks quite active during the event window, and
though no one wants to see another storm out there, if this was a
different year (no Irene experience/aftermath), we would be quite
excited about epic conditions which may be in store.
Well, perhaps we will see the AWT here next year?!