2014 Winter and Spring Season Re-Cap

Wind, Waves, Sun and Fun!  The 2014 Hatteras watersport season has been rocking and rolling with amazing windsurfing, SUP, and surf conditions.  Check some pics and vids and come join us soon!

Winter SW, Nuking Ramp 44 from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.

SUP Sesh from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.

Ramp 44 Winter SW from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.

Endless waves at the Cove

Endless waves at the Cove

Rigged and ready

Rigged and ready

G-Fedd rips a one-handed flaka

G-Fedd rips a one-handed flaka

Nice wave session at the Point

Nice wave session at the Point

Casey Treichler slalom sesh at the Hole

Casey Treichler slalom sesh at the Hole

Rainbow over the Avon Pier

Rainbow over the Avon Pier

Powered up wave sailing at Ramp 43

Powered up wave sailing at Ramp 43

Slalom jibe at the Canadian Hole

Slalom jibe at the Canadian Hole

Light wind SUP Sailing

Light wind SUP Sailing

Glassy SUP Surf in Avon

Glassy SUP Surf in Avon

 

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Hurricane Arthur

Hurricane Arthur blew through the Hatteras Island area pretty quickly on Friday morning, July 4th.  All said and done, there was very little damage and the majority of the island was basically unaffected.  Avon and south experienced some minor sound side flooding, and only a few buildings were damaged (mostly lost shingles off the roof, nothing major).  Salvo, Waves, and Rodanthe were hit a bit harder with more water damage, but still nothing compared to the major hurricanes of the past few years.

As of Saturday July 5th, the road has been reopened to the public and we’re back up and running at full steam, so come on down and enjoy some Summer Beach Time!  The water’s warm, the wind forecast is looking solid, and we’re booking up with SUP tours and Windsurfing lessons, so give us a call and get your name on the list!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon! :)

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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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