Monthly Archives: January 2010


Hi folks. Welcome to the new home of my blog, Lost In Hatteras. If you’re not a regular follower, let me get you up to date. My name is Andy. I live in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It’s really windy here, and when it’s not windy, the surf is usually firing. Therefore, my friends and […]

Lost In Hatteras, Found


Hi-  I’ve been slacking on the vids lately.  So, first things first, here is a short helmet cam clip from Thursday’s freestyle sesh: Freestyle Windsurfing, POV from Andy McKinney on Vimeo. Visualizing is pretty important if you’re trying to progress in windsurfing, so I guess the helmet cam is pretty good for that.  But in […]

A short helmet cam video, and (Road) Surfing


Winter in Hatteras can just be so unbelievable!  Feast or famine…  After a total letdown for wind over the weekend, Momma Nature made up for it with two incredible back to back swells, warm(er) temps, and sunshine!  Monday saw a bombing south swell hitting the Frisco and Hatteras beaches, with perfect, light offshore winds.  Man, […]

2 Different Days, 2 Different Swells



…… FISH!!!!  Black Fin Tuna, Puppy Drum, Stripers… We have been eating like Kings lately!  Stuart lucked out with a place on a boat the other day, and took a trip to the Gulf Stream.  He sent me a bunch of cool pictures- Check ’em out: It gets all foggy out at the Gulf Stream […]

No Wind, Teeny Tiny Waves, BUT LOTS OF…..


Luckily, all of that ice was short lived!  Stuart and I grabbed a freestyle sesh in the Slick yesterday afternoon, in some of my favorite conditions ever- barely powered in the gusts on a 4.7.  All of the freestyle stuff just seems so easy in those conditions.  The sail is light and easy to throw […]

Thawed out…


Dan and I grabbed a quickie sesh yesterday afternoon- Lit up 4.2 conditions and cold cold cold!  Turns out, it was just in the nick of time, as the sound has frozen over last night… That’s something you don’t see everyday- Yikes!  Luckily, we’ve got two things working in our favor: 1) The sound follows […]

Medium Rare



…since I’ve had a boom in my hands…  The only reason I decided to count is because one of my calluses just fell off.  Hmm, time to suit up and deal with the cold, I guess!  Perhaps Frisco is the place to be: If you take a look at this map of Sea Surface Temperatures […]

Eighteen Days…