Just Plain FUN!!!
UPDATE: new video clip, see below. More to come...
Today is what FUN windsurfing is all about! We experienced the perfect setup of wind, water, air, sun, and even WAVE! SW wind hovered in the juiced 5.0m to 4.5m range all afternoon. Sunny skies, 90 degree air temps, and 80 deg ocean water made for perfect summertime ocean sailing conditions. The water was crystal clear and felt absolutely PERFECT. We even had a fun wave ranging chest to head high on the sets! Today was just one of those days where you were smiling the entire time, feeling blessed to be here experiencing some of the best Mother Nature (OBX) has to offer. We have similar conditions during the Spring and Fall, but the warmth of the wind and water, along with the refreshing feel of the ocean just made me smile the entire time!
I shot some video with the GoPro Helmet Hero, however, the angle was off and most of the footage captures mainly water, except for when I was spinning in the air. Too bad since there were some killer top to bottom wave hits, especially at Ego beach where the inside set wave was breaking overhead high! The photographers were loving it since the action was inside and perfect for the camera. Early reports are that some of the shots are SWEET, so likely the photos will remain under wraps until print mag editorial review. Perhaps you will see summer-time Hatteras in the next "Hots Shots?!"
Best news of this entire post though is...WE WILL HAVE SIMILAR CONDITIONS TOMORROW AND THOUGH MONDAY!!!! The ocean swell will be increasing in size too! Ahhh, summertime Hatteras and the Bermuda High. All I can say is that if you can be here this weekend, its worth the gas!!!
The Hatteras Loopfest LoopOff is going to rock on Saturday too!!
GoPro Video Report: