Memorial Weekend and the SeaLion Scores Again!!
OBX summer kicked off with perfect weather for the traditional honor to our vets with Memorial Day weekend. Hot sunny skies, SSE sea breezes, and a fun 10 to 11 second E swell produced fun small/moderate surf for longboarders, SUPs, and the SeaLion! The water was cool hovering in the low 60s north of Oregon Inlet; however, riding the SeaLion, I only needed trunks and a 1 mil top.
Every day of the long weekend provided very fun conditions for riding the SeaLion. I caught sessions both Saturday and Sunday with light SSE (side shore) sea breezes around 10 mph in Nags Head south of the Nags Head Fishing Pier (launched at the beach access across from BrewThru Jr near Jockeys Ridge state park.). Actually, with the new LIVE Cam feed in the left sidebar of this blog, you may have seen me sailing out there when the camera shows the south view of the beach from the pier. The ocean swell was a TON of FUN, and though small, the long period provided solid surf which broke nicely on the outer sandbars, averaging waist with a rare chest high+ set wave. Luckily, with the SeaLion, if a larger set was coming in, I could pick it up for a ride with ease!
The SeaLion is simply a "must have" for Hatteras summer light air wavesailing! Its perfect for catching waves in side to side off light air conditions. Plus the bonus being that it can get to the lip with no problem and is very maneuverable on the wave. I had a smile with every wave I caught out there over the weekend!
All I can say, is that if you are interested in getting into the ocean to catch waves during the summer (beginner or expert), this is a very attractive option to join in on the FUN! Check out the top left sidebar SeaLion box for details to arrange a demo, rental, or purchase!
Here are a few pics from the weekend!