Friday, September 26, 2008

Road Surfing Hatteras Style

The Beast of The East Wave Face-Off was scheduled to be run at The Cove yesterday.
Everyone showed up and we rigged in anticipation.

But as is often the case, the weather didn't want to cooperate. The run of 7 straight days with strong wind began to let up.

Keith McCulloch

Andy McKinney

The wind was pretty much dead off shore, but some have the skills to make it work.

Here is Andy takin care of business

The Cove shorebreak can get pretty knarly in places

The call came in the wind was more sideshore southside, so we decided to give Issabelle's a try. Heres what it looked like.

The wind, what little there was, was side shore alright, but too light. The current was raging, and it didn't look like much fun. This kiter however was able to make it work. Sometimes, I'm envious of kites, and the ability to go out in huge surf with only marginal conditions. The good guys make it look so easy.

So, then we went back to the cove around 6pm, where the wind had filled in. As we where about to hit it, rain and thunder swooped in killing any chance we had to get a late evening session.

We're gonna try an run the Wave challenge Friday morning, back at The Cove.
Stay tuned.

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