Thursday, we began to see ocean swell arrive from Hurricane Bill. The southern OBX reported perfect head high conditions from Avon to Buxton. Reports from Alter Ego, across from Kite Point, noted near 100+ surfers in the water over the quarter mile stretch of beach. Further north in Waves/Rodanthe, the cut off point for the swell was found where the surf suddenly dropped off in size from S-Turns north to Nags Head. Though, at Caleb's secret spot in the tri-village, excellent chest to head high surf was found. I ended up surfing at Caleb's spot since the wind, never really ramped up for wavesailing where there was surf. Nags Head had wind yesterday, but the surf was, at best, waist high.
Today (Friday), we expect to see bigger surf and hopefully some sailable wind. All beaches should now be hitting chest high or bigger as H Bill's swell continues to arrive throughout the day. Low tide falls around 5:00pm this evening, so if the winds ramp up, it could be interesting?! Stay tuned!