The 2015 American Windsurfing Tour Wind-NC Hatteras Wave Jam scored with a week long stretch of NE winds and building swell. Most of the contest was run on the southside down in Hatteras Village, at Ramp 55. Conditions were strong side offshore wind with chest to overhead peeling waves. The Pro contest was run at the Lighthouse in Buxton with strong side onshore wind and waves in the head to logo high range.
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All of the following photos are by Si Crowther. He has an amazing collection of images available for sale on his website: http://www.surfprints.co.uk/
Monday- Ramp 55:
We spent the first official day of competition on hold down at Ramp 55. There were fun conditions, but it wasn’t consistent enough to run a fair contest, so everyone got some good “warm up” sailing in.
Tuesday Morning- Ramp 55:
The second day of competition ended up being action packed! We saw strong NE winds and good size swell, and started the Amateur bracket down at Ramp 55. Conditions were classic side off down the line port tack sailing in chest to head high swell. We were able to run through the first two rounds of competition before the tide got too high and the waves fizzled out.
Tuesday Afternoon- Lighthouse:
Once the tide got too high at Ramp 55, we decided to move the competition up to the Lighthouse in Buxton and run the Pros. Conditions were challenging with large waves, side onshore wind, and tons of current. Classic Lighthouse conditions! Read a great write up about the Pro Heats here!
Wednesday- Ramp 55:
We started bright and early down at Ramp 55 and finished the Amateur, Masters, Grand Masters, Women, and Youth Fleets in great conditions- side off winds and clean waves in the waist to over head range.
Again, all of the photos are by Si Crowther. He has an amazing collection of images available for sale on his website: http://www.surfprints.co.uk/
Thanks again to all of the Staff, Volunteers, and Sponsors of the Event, and Thanks to all of the participants for coming! We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!