Here Comes Hurricane Bill!!
Welcome to US East Coast Tropical Season 2009! Hurricane "OBX" Bill (couldn't resist! :) ) is on the perfect track to provide some much needed summer time surf for the OBX. The latest models take it well clear/east of the Outer Banks, but in the ideal zone for surf forecast to hit this coming weekend! We are all quite excited to see clean lines and long period set waves breaking on the outer sand bars. All this small beach break surfing has to end sometime...!
If we experience some wind along with surf, talk about an added bonus!! Anyone remember TS Hana last year?!
In windsurfing news, be sure to check out Beach Telegraph's new online wind zine, Windsurfer International Magazine, Sept 2009. Its an excellent work and awesome example of using Web-based tools such as Adobe Flash and content management providers such as ZMags to render true "print magazine" quality, online! MauiSails also utilizes this technology in their Maui Monthly online zine!
FLASH UPDATE: The Human Catapult has done it!! His first FWD loop caught on GoPro footage! What an awesome achievement for a guy who we have seen go from a relatively beginner/intermediate windsurfer, to now a FWD looper in only 1 year, 4 months!! Congratulations on achieving this windsurfing goal!!