Gabrielle Headed Our Way, Day 1

click to enlargeTropical Storm Gabrielle is on the march towards the OBX, and is forecast to run across the islands. Saturday, we experienced some of her swell at the Hatteras Turnout between Frisco and Hatteras Village. Conditions included chest to head high set waves; however, the wind was quite light and remained in the upper teens. The kiteboarders were loving it, and the Real crew were on the water ripping. Caleb and I were the only windsurfers there, and with marginal wind it was a weak slog out with some decent wave rides.

Today (Sunday), we are expecting strong SE winds and a rare Cove Sesh! The only drawback to the Cove is that we have heard that the bull sharks are mating there at this time...May have to sail a little conservative in the waves to avoid any long gear swims?! This should be interesting.
I have both the GoPro and regular camera batteries fully charged. Stay tuned!

Here are some more photos:
(photographer: Jim Myers)
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Caleb on a cutback

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Bill dropping in

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Caleb with a nice bottom turn


At 7:53 AM, Blogger EC said...

How about those Exocet boards?
You know shoplifting is a crime in NC, we just called NC state troopers who are setting up a road block north of buxton for Kook 1-10.
Your hooligan days are over; windsurfing has been cancelled for you this season, for riding someone else's gear... Get real and get a real board, an Exocet!

At 8:00 AM, Blogger EC said...

Praise Mother Nature,
No Bill Bell today...
Amen for too much wind!

At 8:17 AM, Blogger Bill Graber said...

I was just by the Ramada Inn... it is full of TV trucks... does that place give those guys a special tropical storm rate?

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

It just goes to show,I cam ride anything and make it work.You shouldve been there it was epic...

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

thanks for taking photos Jim

At 9:36 PM, Blogger PeconicPuffin said...

Do stay clear of the bull sharks!


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