September Wrap, and On to October in Hatteras

September 2008 was an awesome month for windsurfing, and in my opinion, the best month of the year so far. We were welcomed with the swell from TS Hanna over Labor Day weekend. There was not much wind, however, the surf was phenomenal on the southern beaches from the Spit/Cove down to Ocracoke. We enjoyed may long fun rides, including some light wind action on the windsurfing wave gear! As TS Hanna approached the OBX, wind and waves increased, offering world class wavesailing at the Cove and Lifeguard Beach during the weekend following Labor Day.

Following TS Hanna, we enjoyed Hatteras Wave Fest during the second half of the month. NE winds filled in during the festival and offered 10 straight days of 5.0m and down wind! Along with the strong wind, we had fun surf on the southern beaches! Perfect conditions for the FreeForm sessions during the festival! I found this recent forum post interesting on iWindsurf given the timing since the festival! Definitely should have come down for the event!

See near complete coverage of September on George's Live2Sail blog for great photo and commentary during his visits and experience of the Hatteras action last month!

We are now on to October, and look forward to the days ahead. September will be hard to beat, but who knows...its Fall in Hatteras!

PS: Party at Avon Sailhouse this coming weekend!

PPS: Hanna Coverage in the October issue of New England Windsurfing Journal! I have not see it yet, but have heard reports of some great photos and story written by Live2Sail George. Check your mail if you have a subscription, or visit your local shop to grab a copy!


At 8:14 AM, Blogger George Markopoulos said...

Bill-I agree with you. For me personally, September was the best month of an extraordinary year. Even BTM (better than Maui) in February. I base that not just on the amount of sailing, but also in terms of the extent to which I feel I improved my skills. Wave Fest was fantastic for me.
thank you.

At 8:16 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Congrats George!

Likely, we may need a "most improved windsurfer" of the year...perhaps a feature for Windsurfing Magazine??

At 2:14 PM, Blogger PeconicPuffin said...

There are some nice photos of you, Bill, including you getting some fine air off the Sound!

Up north September was fairly sparse...we got a few good days but mostly the wind came at night (and we don't have appropriate spots for night windsurfing!)

At 7:06 AM, Blogger Charles said...

Bill we need to work on your geography terminology a bit. Spit/Cove is an oxymoron. Spits are the exapanses of low lying sand at the tips of islands. You should have written Point/Cove. Hatteras spit is at the southern end of island near Hatteras Inlet. Bodie Island spit is at Oregon Inlet.

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Yea, I began using "Spit/Cove" last year when there was all the debate about where we were launching during those sessions such as Gabrielle, or winter NW. Originally, I noted that spot as the Cove, but there was push-back on that reference, and the Point is, well the point. However, I guess now it is accepted as the Point/Cove in reference to that area of sand where we launch which is just southeast of the actual tight curve which signifies the Cove.

Someone update the WindMap!


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