The Hatteras Hiker and Ego Beach Action!
The "Hatteras Hiker" is a convenient method for carrying your kit out to the beach. Originally invented by Wind-NC's Andy McKinney, I adopted this method given all the beach ORV access closures and need now to carry my stuff out (what a waste of a $120 2013 beach driving permit!). The setup is quite compact, easy, well balanced, and the carry is very natural. Kind of like an office briefcase. With the "Hatteras Hiker" in one hand, and the board in the other, its a breeze heading out at spots like Ego Beach, Lifeguard, etc... No longer a need to rig in a rough parking lot, and head carry a rigged kit. Now, its a simple, compact, and easy method to get out there and catch a few waves, if a hike is necessary.
Speaking of Ego Beach (which is located oceanside directly across from Canadian Hole), the setup there is now working quite well with a nice scalloped beach and escarpments equating to a nice outside sandbar and calm/minimal shorebreak. Should be quite nice there today and this weekend with the strong wind forecast and rising wrap surf!
Here is a slide show shot yesterday at Ego by Keith McCulloch