Until Next Thursday...

This seems to be the adage here on the OBX. Every week has seen the return of SW winds on Thursday and Friday over the past few weeks. A hit of NE usually follows for the weekend. All in all, not too bad for August, since this month usually sees the least amount of wind for the entire year. However, this year it has been windy! This week we experienced SW winds in the low to mid 20mph range yesterday, and today SW hovering around 30mph. I got some great use out of my 5.3m and 4.7m, though during the late afternoon pump today, I probably could have rigged down to the 4.2m. Waves were "summer time" hovering in the waist to occasional chest high range. No swell here from H Dean yet, but perhaps we will see something after a few more days. Wishful thinking!?!

PS: Given this afternoon's waves and wind...for the local crew who were out of town this week, you missed it!

GoPro Video Report:


At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad you guys caught it!.. sorry i missed it.. had to work my 2 weeks per year:-))

At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very nice... you've got the camera fixture tweaked... now you just need to give us better scenery... please no more of your funky feet... An idea for you... for all of us fools trying to muster a successful forward, any way to five us footage of your body and hand movement launching into the transition?

kudos man... I enjoy your blog and piece of paradise.. cheers

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Thanks Mario! Glad you enjoy the blog, and yea my wife mentioned too that she had enough of my feet after about 10 seconds of the latest video!

Regarding fwd loop perspectives, yea I will try a few more options with the new mount to see if I can show some more body/hand movement. Also, I believe GoPro has a new waterproof housing which has a build in wide angle lens. If I can get a hold of one of these, the perspective should be better.

Stay tuned!

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bill,

Very nice video, nice song and Excellent blog. Congrats.
Looks like you riding a quatro custom . How many liters is that board ?
nice foot steering footage.

Keep it up !!


At 1:45 PM, Blogger Bill said...

Hey Brian,

Glad you enjoy the blog!

The board is actually a 2005 Quatro production. It's the 76 ltr wave stick. I will be in the market for a new one this fall, and am waiting to see the detail on the 2008 model. I am not too crazy about the 2007 graphics, but the 2006 is very cool.

I may go Goya this year, but will also be waiting to see what their 2008 wave stick looks like.

The Fall season is just about here, and will be perfect proving ground for wave board action, here on the East Coast.

Stay tuned for more action to come!


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