New for 2016, the OBX Beach Life Calendar

Recent dialog on the OBX Beach Life Forum noted a need for a calendar to allow forum participants a way to inform others when they will be visiting to better coordinate gatherings and sailing sessions. Fortunately Google provides a solution that easily maps with other integrated components such as the forum or this blog. Still working out the kinks on the calendar; however, there are a few posts up from sailors who will be visiting the islands later this year. If you are interested in coordinating with fellow Hatteras bound windsurfers, the new OBX Beach Life Calendar is a great way to see when folks are planning a visit, and arrange similar windows of opportunity!  Note, you will need to be a member of the OBX Beach Life forum to post to the calendar. However, anyone can view!

Bill’s OBX Beach Life

Welcome 2016 and the Upcoming Hatteras Windsurfing Year!

Its been quite a while since the last blog post.  Basically the last one was the follow-up to the 2015 AWT Hatteras Wave Jam which was a huge success with excellent contest conditions.  The event week was marred late by rain and some extreme weather for vacating participants; however, the first half of the week saw building surf, a mix of sun and rain, and fun times for all who participated.  I was fortunate to score a 3rd place trophy in Ams and 7th in Pros!

1st place finisher Casey T sending the spray my way!

Following Wave Jam, we experienced an excellent Fall season with warm weather and water extending much later than usual.  I fondly remember a “trunks only” surf session a few days before Thanksgiving in Nags Head!  There were also a number of Sealion days and a few standard kit sessions peppered throughout the final days of 2015 with only a 3/2 wetsuit and no cap, booties, or gloves required!  The crew in Hatteras caught may great sessions, and though I missed most due to work/life commitments, I was able to catch what I could here in Nags Head, along with a few trips south of Oregon Inlet bridge.

Now we are into the new year and looking forward to the upcoming Hatteras Spring, Summer, and Fall windsurfing/wavesailing seasons!  March is only a few days away and already we are starting the warm windy transitional weather patterns which usher in those 70+ deg, 25+mph S wind days near weekly.  

Its that time of year to get pumped up for the season, and daydream about the warm windy sessions to come in May/June!  Of course, the annual migration from our northern windsurfing friends will begin soon with late March/April seeing the everyone filling the the village of Avon.

Looking forward to the upcoming season and more great windy, wavy sessions ahead!

Stoked for windsurfing!

Bill’s OBX Beach Life

Winter Adventures ~ 2016

Addison’s reaction after arriving in Omaha ~ “People actually want to live where it is this cold?  Why?  Elsa would love to live here.” 
Then the kids see snow for the first time…”This is so neat.  Can we play in it?” Enzo responds, “Yes, but don’t eat yellow snow”  How does this Florida boy know that?!? 

Our Breezy Beach Life