Hi! Wow, this weekend was ALL over the place. We saw south winds, north winds, strong winds, light winds, sunshine and 70s, rain and 50s… Some of those variations were within a span of minutes! Regardless, lots of people flocked to Hatteras to go windsurfing, and man did we have fun! Personally, I got some time on the 2010 World Sail Surge, in a 4.7 and 5.2. They are feeling super light, very pumpable, and they go neutral very easily, making them a great choice for freestyle. I’ve got a few available for demo at the shop if you want to give one a try.
For lack of a better story: Last night we got hit with a major thunderstorm. It was gnarly. The iWindsurf.com wind meter at the Avon Pier recorded a gust of 51 mph! Wow! That same gust ripped a piece of the sign off of the roof at the shop. Luckily, the parking lot below was deserted, since it was 2:30 am. I’m kinda bummed about that chunk of wasted wind, because:
- It was dark out (doesn’t always dissuade me from windsurfing)
- It was due to a major thunderstorm with tons of lightning (always dissuades me from windsurfing)
- It woke me up in the middle of the night, so I then proceeded to oversleep, and missed the 5.2 dawn session
- I have a new 3.7, but obviously, that was not a good time to give it a try