We saw it coming from last week. A swell forecast to kick in Thursday accompanied with moderate to strong SSW wind. This combo sets up a very clean wave at Coquina Beach for excellent wavesailing conditions! Yesterday, the forecast rung true and I was there to catch it.
I cut out of work a few hours early to make the session and when I rolled into Coquina and eyed the break from the dune line, well this was the playground I saw.
A fun, easy lineup with long rights and solid peaks! I was rigged quickly on the 92 Quatro Twin and Mutant 5.1. The first wave I had was quite nice with a hit at the peak and floater aerial to open the session. From there, it was wave after wave, and though the wind was fairly light, it was manageable, though I was into the conveyor belt of beach walks to stay in the area of the break as it was difficult to stay upwind. No worries though, simply ride a few, come into the beach, walk upwind and relaunch. As seen in the photo, the shorebreak at this section of beach was minimal and it was quite easy to get out. Water was perfect with clean, warm, trunks only conditions and hanging out in the zone to await a passing set, if I was down, was actually quite enjoyable.
All in all an awesome Thursday afternoon/early evening session on the standard kit!
Bill’s OBX Beach Life