Introducing the Sound Blaster!
Well, most of the blog posts here focus on ocean side wavesailing and sessions experienced when conditions align. However, there is a whole other side to windsurfing on the OBX which, of course, is the more common experience found in the Sound waters of Pamlico and Albermarle. Presently, most windsurfing happens in Pamlico between Waves/Rodanthe and Avon/Buxton where places like Haulover Beach (Canadian Hole) host sails in the water at nearly all times of the year.
Specifically tuned for Soundside sailing, and especially when the weeds are in bloom during the late Spring though early Fall months, a unique and specialized fin type is need for soundside windsurfing boards. The "Weed Fin" is a common sight on boards found in Hatteras sound waters, and are distinguished by their long sharply angled dagger-like appearance.
Keith McCulloch has designed a sound side fin and is now offering it for sail, I mean, sale here on the OBX! As an expert in CNC precision shaping and background in mechanical engineering, he has come up with a unique foil specially designed and tested in Hatteras sound waters. Given plenty of experience sailing at Canadian Hole over the years, Keith is uniquely qualified to offer something specific to blasting in the sound waters while weeds are in bloom!
Check his web page for more info on the Sound Blaster!
Also, I had a recent inquiry about sail repair on the OBX, and yes we do have a repair shop set up down here. If interested in Sail Repair, be sure to contact Dale and Barbara Bendula located in Buxton!