Wow, the weather in Hatteras has been all over the place this winter. We’ve seen snow, we’ve seen sunshine, and of course, lots of wind and waves. It’s been too long since my last post, so rather than just laying on story after story to get you all caught up, I’m just going to put up a few pictures and videos of the latest happenings. I’d put up pictures of some other folks, but no one else is here. So I’m all you get!
First up, Anne caught a flaka on film! Thanks sweetie! Check it:
She also took this great Sunset Grubby picture at the Buxton Slick:
(As with any photo you see on Lost In Hatteras, email me if you want a larger version for a new desktop background)
We’ve had some glassy surf, too. Chad heads out with his longboard below:
Then we had a blizzard at the Beach!!!
I went windsurfing at the Lighthouse as the storm was first getting started. If you’re wondering, snow stings the eyes just as badly, if not worse, than rain does. Painful! An hour after I was sailing, this is what the beach looked like (bump up the quality for the best view)
At long last, The Windsurfing Ice Cream Cone at the Avon DQ can enjoy a wave without melting in the hot summer sun:
The next day was bluebird and beautiful!
Banana was going BANANAS on the beach!!!
Anne and I, before catching a few of those glassy waves you see in the background:
All of that snow melted just a day or two later, and it was back to normal — or even better! I caught a solo sesh at Ramp 34 the other day. It was absolutely AMAZINGLY fun! Sunshine, 65-degree air, enough wind to sail the 4.2 Gaastra IQ on my new 85 liter Tabou Quad, and up to logo-high set waves. Life Is Good! It was just missing some warmer water (it’s 39 or 40 degrees F at the moment), slightly less violent wind (I dared not throw any jumps at all), and a few friends on the water (although it turns out there were a few kiters out about five miles north). Anyway, I set up a “Tailgate Cam” and hoped for the best. Low and behold, my camera turns itself off after just 12.5 minutes of recording. So I didn’t catch much on film, but you can at least get an idea of the conditions by watching this short clip:
And that just about gets you caught up. Come on out to the beach and join me!! Sailing alone is better than not sailing at all, but it sure would be fun to get some company out there! Hope to see you soon…
PS: The WINDSURFING Magazine Cape Hatteras Board Tests are right around the corner. I’m super excited!! Sign yourself up if you want to join in the fun!