2012-11-30

Too Much Down Time Since Sandy

Its been quite a while since Super Storm Sandy roared up the US East Coast producing an epic surf experience of both historic destruction and legendary riding.  The OBX impact was of course the destruction of Rt 12 near Mirlo Beach at north end of Rodanthe and uncertain access to Hatteras Island.  Coupled with the cold spell and November reign of NE gale force winds, the NC DOT has been on hold to repair the road and freely open access to Hatteras Island.  Ferry access is available, but 2 hr rides and long lines are not very enticing for a HI run to catch a wave sailing sesh.  Thus for me, my gear has remained cold and dry since mid October.

Fortunately, those down on HI have been able to catch some action especially around the Thanksgiving holiday.  Thanksgiving day itself provided some excellent south side wave sailing action as the weeks of NE gale provide solid swell wrap.  The "Black Friday" swell provide epic challenging surfing conditions for those who paddled/towed at the Lighthouse.
All in all, HI remains alive and active even if Old Man Winter has come early this year to the OBX with cold air temps literally locked in since Sandy's pass.  Unfortunately for myself though, I have been stuck north or Oregon Inlet remaining warm, dry, and changing dirty diapers patiently waiting for an upcoming southerly gale... Hopefully, I will not have to wait until late April?!

4 Comments:

At 11:09 PM, Blogger McPhilly said...

Great photo there by McCulloch. Unfortunately my gear also has remained cold and dry since before Sandy, but more to do with aversion to sewage, and the flu than anything else.

 
At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Bruce Lorenz said...

love cking out your blog from time to time, especially the months that I'm stuck in NJ

 
At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWEET

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Randall Cogburn said...

Oh Wow! Nice shot Bill.

~Randall

 

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