Friday, September 5, 2008

Humbled In Hatteras

Today the venue to jump on Hana's conditions was the cove.

The 4.5 conditions we were expecting didn't materialize. I rigged a 5.0 on my 91ltr.
The waves however had some size. Diamond Shoals buoy shows the waves heights where between 10-12 feet today, and I let em psych me out. Yeah, I struggled today. Never made it out. The rip was like a freight train, and the wind was maddeningly light thru the impact zone. Funny, none of the locales had any trouuble getting out, but I was denied every single time. Gotta be humbled every now and then I guess. It all good, and I learned alot. Days like this are gonna happen.
Everyone was here today







Bill Headin out:

Bill on a nice one


Lounge on the inside had a ripping current



Its bigger than it looks:


Keith McCulloch Launching:


Same run out by Keith







Looking east toward the shoals


Diamond shoals are out there:


Thanks Bill for all your help today:


I shot some helmet cam action today. Mostly contains me getting worked.


Stopped by the grocery and thought this was kinda cool. In preparation for the impact of Hana tonight/tomorrow, Food Lion covers the front glass with these shingles. Kinda neat to see how they prepare. Not something we ever see up north.


Tomorrow the forecast is off the charts.
S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM-
553 PM EDT FRI SEP 5 2008

TORNADO WATCH 889 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT SATURDAY

TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT

HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT

SAT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE. S WINDS 45 TO 55 KT WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 65 KT. SEAS 13 TO
16 FT. A CHANCE OF TSTMS. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON

Think I'll most likely be sailing at the hole, and if the forecast comes thru, I'll be sailing in the heaviest conditions I've ever experienced. I'll be wearing the helmet cam so check back!

5 comments:

Ken K said...

You messed up the video again?

oldmankeith said...

g, see you at the hole! its blowing 50!! bring your 3.5..

George Markopoulos said...

see you there! waiting on this outer band of rain to blows thru

Lano said...

I had the same experience last weekend George, frustrating, but still heaps of fun eh?

Ken K said...

Nvm regarding the video. If you had rigged your 5.8 you probably would have made it out! Next time....