First Day of AWT Hatteras Wave Jam Action!
The first windsurfing day for the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam began Wed, Sept 17. Incoming swell from Hurricane Edouard arrived mid day and provided a fun set swell wave for the southern facing beaches. Winds were light/moderate, and though conditions were not consistent enough to run heats for the event, a successful morning Expression Session occurred during a short burst of 4.7m wind filled at Izzy's. The Expression Session lasted about 40 minutes and all who where there enjoyed a fun time of wave rides and ramps. Kevin Pritchard scored the session trophy (champaign) sticking his signature one footed back loop.
Following the Expression Session, winds died off at Izzy's and the swell remained marginal. Pro heats were on standby and Amateur heats were called off for the day. Many of the crew headed to Rmp 49 where the orientation of the island groomed the surf via side off wind conditions and the bars were nicely set for outside long line crumblers and inside fast barrels! Wind was marginal, but it was enough to get out between the sets and puffs of strong wind had many on full plane throughout the afternoon.
All in all, a really fun session at Rmp 49 and great practice for the upcoming Amateur heats later this week (likely Friday?!).
Here is a shot of Keith McCulloch on a nice outside wave at Rmp 49 yesterday!