Day One at Ego Beach
Day One of the NE wind event began at Ego Beach, across from Canadian Hole. Caleb, myself, and a few visiting sailors ventured into the waist to overhead high messy conditions. Air temps hovered in the mid 60s with water a balmy 75+ degrees! It definitely felt nice to go down in the soup, at least to warm up from the wind chill.
I began on my 4.7m, but as the wind increased, and my sail got trashed by a big wave hit, I later rigged down to 4.2m. My 4.7m has joined the ranks of destroyed gear at Ego after getting pummeled by a sizable hit from a pitching whitewater section. Good timing though since it was time to rig down to 4.2m!
Some of the crew sailed Old Lighthouse Beach, while others ventured to Ocracoke. All in all, not too bad of a day, except for my broken gear!
Tomorrow, I will have to pack my backup sails, since all my Legends are off-line.
GoPro Video Report:
Note: The new angle I tried for big forward loops did not record. Kind of bummed since I had two big high flying rotations, but the file containing the footage did not take! Oh well, maybe tomorrow!