Welcome 2016 and the Upcoming Hatteras Windsurfing Year!
Its been quite a while since the last blog post. Basically the last one was the follow-up to the 2015 AWT Hatteras Wave Jam which was a huge success with excellent contest conditions. The event week was marred late by rain and some extreme weather for vacating participants; however, the first half of the week saw building surf, a mix of sun and rain, and fun times for all who participated. I was fortunate to score a 3rd place trophy in Ams and 7th in Pros!
|1st place finisher Casey T sending the spray my way!|
Following Wave Jam, we experienced an excellent Fall season with warm weather and water extending much later than usual. I fondly remember a "trunks only" surf session a few days before Thanksgiving in Nags Head! There were also a number of Sealion days and a few standard kit sessions peppered throughout the final days of 2015 with only a 3/2 wetsuit and no cap, booties, or gloves required! The crew in Hatteras caught may great sessions, and though I missed most due to work/life commitments, I was able to catch what I could here in Nags Head, along with a few trips south of Oregon Inlet bridge.
Now we are into the new year and looking forward to the upcoming Hatteras Spring, Summer, and Fall windsurfing/wavesailing seasons! March is only a few days away and already we are starting the warm windy transitional weather patterns which usher in those 70+ deg, 25+mph S wind days near weekly.
Its that time of year to get pumped up for the season, and daydream about the warm windy sessions to come in May/June! Of course, the annual migration from our northern windsurfing friends will begin soon with late March/April seeing the everyone filling the the village of Avon.
Looking forward to the upcoming season and more great windy, wavy sessions ahead!
|Stoked for windsurfing!|