Hana came thru today with epic conditions. Tropical force storm force winds blew all day, and we all were sailing with mid-3 meter sails and tiny boards.
We started the day at the Canadian Hole, and wrapped it up with and ocean session at The Point (Old Life Guard Beach) in some damn big waves. Waves at the hole were probably 2-4 foots, especially in close right where the hole bumps into the shallows.
Heres what Ego Beach looked like
Stuart gives us a sense of the scale. It was at least mast high
It was huge, with a raging current. Can't believe later in the day we sailed just around the corner at The Point. It was pretty big today.
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Donny Bowers was a stand out today. He was throwing some huge forwards.
Keith MuCulloch getting vectors from air traffic control
Just a stroll in the park for some
Donny and Keith
While the Hatteras locals where putting on a show, I was just trying to keep from exploding. It was one those days where it was so windy you're stoked just to make your gybes. Funny, I found tacking easier today
My smallest kit, 3.6 and 77 ltr board
Yeah, it was windy today
I could barely hold onto my 3.6 in the gusts. If not the windiest day I've ever sailed, it was up there at the top.
Here are some shots from the session at The Point
Bill Bell was awesome today.
He's inspiring to watch. Pretty fearless.
This is a great sequence. Nice ride Bill!
Me, I was super stoked to finally make it out today. There was alot of water moving out there. The good guys make it look so easy
Emo and some carnage
But it didn't stop him from rigging up with us at The Point.
Here he is in front of a nice one
Great to meet you this weekend Charles.
Keith is the man. Thanks for sportin one of my stickers.
Wrap up to an epic day in Hatteras
I feel very blessed to have gotten to know Bill, Keith, Stuart, Donny, and all the other Hatteras locals. I've learned so much from them, and Keith your encouragement today meant alot. I still have a long way to go, but sailing with you guys is awesome stuff.
Shot some helmet cam action so check back for that. I'll be back next week for Wavefest. Aw yeah