Guide to Mixing and Matching NoLimitz Mast Halves

NoLimitz makes two main mast lines- the Original and the SUMO.  The SUMO is on average about one point stiffer than the Original.  The ferrule diameters are exactly the same on all of the masts, so it’s very easy and acceptable to mix and match different mast halves to create a unique bend curve.

 

Gaastra, Naish, Severne, and Maui Sails all prefer a stiffer top mast.  In order to create a stiff top mast, one needs only to put a SUMO top on an Original bottom.  Here are some recommended combinations to create the perfect stiff top mast.

 

 

VERY Stiff Top:            (Creates a sail with a higher COE but flatter belly)

Desired Mast Length (cm)

SUMO Top Length (cm)

Original Bottom Length (cm)

Price

370

400

340

$460

400

430

370

$467.50

430

460

400

$492.50

 

 

 

SLIGHTLY Stiff Top:  (Creates a sail with a lower COE and deeper belly)

Desired Mast Length (cm)

SUMO Top Length (cm)

Original Bottom Length (cm)

Price

370

370

370

$445

400

400

400

$465

430

430

430

$477.50

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2013 Hatteras Windsurfing Fall Re-Cap

The Fall of 2013 was a fantastic windsurfing season with lots of great days on the water. Here are a few pictures and videos. We had quite a few days on the southside in NE winds with side off wavesailing conditions. Classic Fall days, gotta love it! Isabel’s has been great (with all of it’s normal flukiness on the inside).  Wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Rick Eustis photo.  Classic Izzy's conditions in NE wind on November 20.

Rick Eustis photo. Classic Izzy’s conditions in NE wind on November 20.

Clew-View photo from the same day at Izzy's

Clew-View photo from the same day at Izzy’s

Slalom Jibe from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.

Izzy’s Clew-View from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.

If we missed you this Fall, we hope to see you over the winter or in the Spring! Keep in mind, we’re shipping stuff on a daily basis, so if you need anything for a Caribbean getaway or if you plan on breaking through the ice to hit your local waters, just send us an email and we’ll get right back to you. We’re here and happy to help!

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American Windsurfing Tour Hatteras Wave Jam, 2013 Re-Cap

The 2013 American Windsurfing Tour Hatteras Wave Jam saw really fun conditions on the southside of the island, with NE winds and a small tropical swell in the chest to head high range.  We were able to get results for all of the fleets- Amateurs, Masters, Youth, Women, and Pro.  Sunny skies, warm air, and warm water completed the equation to make sure that everyone enjoyed themselves, spectator and competitor alike!

Check out the Event Video produced by Kevin Pritchard and Maui Nerd Productions:

Cape Hatteras AWT Wave Jam 2013 from American Windsurfing Tour on Vimeo.

And the following are some examples of the event photography, all created by Si Crowther.  Head on over to his facebook page to keep up with his images of surf culture from around the world, and check out the rest of the event photos at the American Windsurfing Tour facebook page!

Results:

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American Windsurfing Tour, Hatteras Wave Jam Info

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The AWT Hatteras Wave Jam is about to start, and conditions look to be perfect!  We’re seeing a number of small storms well off the coast, which should just send us a nice medium “fun” sized swell for the next few weeks.  They’ll all stay far enough out to sea to not interact with our normal Fall wind generators, too- meaning we’ll have a great combination of easy to read long period swell and our normal NE and SW winds that Hatteras is famous for!

Update (09/12/13) The long range forecast looks absolutely amazing for side off port tack down the line wave riding!  We’re expecting a 4 foot at 14 second ESE swell to hit on Tuesday, courtesy of Hurricane Humberto.  Forecast winds for Tuesday and Wednesday are from the Northeast at around 15 knots.  Over the last few weeks, similar NE wind forecasts have turned out to be very conservative and actual wind speeds have been in the 20-25 knot range.

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COMPETITION

Competition is scheduled to begin on Monday September 16th and end on Saturday September 21, 2013.  Heats will be run, weather dependent, between 9am and 5pm every day.  Locations to be determined based on the day’s conditions.  Please keep an eye on the AWT Facebook page and Twitter feed for daily updates. The potential locations include:

1) The “Lifeguarded Beach” at the old Lighthouse site.  From Rt 12 in Buxton, turn onto the Lighthouse Access Road. Take your first left onto Forrest Rd, towards the Old Lighthouse Site.  At the stop sign, go straight into the large parking lot and access the beach from there.  Fully accessible by 2wd with paved parking.  We will most likely be at Lifeguard Beach if the winds are from the South or Southwest, but may run heats in side on conditions and Northeast winds if the waves are small.

2) Ramp 55 in Hatteras Village, near the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and Ferry Docks.  Follow Rt 12 South until it ends (through Hatteras Village, just past the Ferry Docks).  4wd vehicles with an ORV Permit should plan on driving out onto the beach.  The final sailing site will most likely be between 0.5 and 1 mile down the beach.  2wd vehicles should park in the paved lot on the ocean side where the walkway goes up and over the dunes.  Shuttle vehicles will run back and forth to help ferry competitors and their equipment to the sailing site.  We will most likely be at Ramp 55 if the winds are from the North to East-Northeast, or  West.

Recommended Equipment:  The Golden Rule of Hatteras is to “Bring Everything.”  Water temps are warm so bring your trunks, but Fall northeast winds can bring a chill, so you may want to pack a shorty wetsuit or even a 3/2 full suit if you get cold easily.  Regarding windsurf equipment- we’re usually dealing with a lot of current and light winds inside (even when it’s blowing 30 knots), so make sure to have a larger board that you’re comfortable schlogging on.  A standard wave sail quiver from 4.0 to 6.0 should cover most people’s needs.  And of course, bring an SUP or surfboard just in case the wind doesn’t show up!

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EVENING ACTIVITIES

There are a number of fantastic evening activities planned as well.  Check the schedule below:

Also:  You could Win a Starboard Kode 103!  Kevin Pritchard will ride the brand new board during the contest, sign it, and then hand it over to one lucky winner at the Klub Koru Closing Ceremony on Friday night!  Raffle Tickets will be available to purchase at all of the evening festivities ($20 per ticket, 3 for $50, 10 for $100).  Raffle proceeds will benefit the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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2013 Spring ReCap

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What a Spring, what a Spring!  Windy windy windy, the only weird thing was that it was almost all north wind and we only had a few good batches of warm SW.  No worries though, virtually no one was complaining since it was 20+ knots virtually every day!  We were super busy with events, too, starting with the Makani Fins week and Windfest.

Windfest

468213_643043862376255_1058190142_o 459374_643045439042764_1677388670_o 904717_643044112376230_1224249783_oThis Classic Event has seen a bit of a resurgence over the last few years, with the 2013 version being the most well attended in recent memory.  We had tons of demo gear out and about, a slalom course set up, SUPs, food, beer, music, a GIANT raffle, and of course, the infamous Board Toss!  Too much fun.  If you missed it, well, no worries, but keep your eyes on the facebook page and make sure you mark your calendars for 2014!

Makani Fins Jibe Clinic with Wyatt Miller and Tyson Poor
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Makani Fins week was pretty crazy, with lots of wind, free clinics, parties, pro riders, the AWT was here, Windsport Magazine was here testing freestyle boards, and who knows what else happened??  You know the saying- What happens at Makani Fins week STAYS at Makani Fins week!  ;)   Check out the Facebook page and take a look at all the pictures and videos of the action, on and off the water!

Canadian Windsurfers Celebrate 25 Years of Memories on Hatteras

 

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This awesome crew from Canada celebrated their 25th year of Springtime Hatteras Trips as a group!  Pretty awesome.

Hatteras Wave Sailing Video: Awesome footage of Reef Warrior Casey Treichler’s May trip to Hatteras. 6 days of wind and waves on the Southside! Featuring Keith McCulloch, Casey Treichler, and Andy McKinney with camera by Casey Treichler and Brian Sangeorzan

6 Days In Hatteras from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.

And a few more pics from the Spring:

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Photo: Keith McCullach

Photo: Keith McCullach

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Ahhhh Hatteras…

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Canadian Hole Sunset via the Clew-View

Next up?  Summer!  Our Secret Windsurfing Season!

 

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