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.