Windsurfing Alive and Well

Check out the latest edition of the Coast OBX local print paper.  The May edition features a headline story on windsurfing and an great cover shot of Keith M catching a south side line!  Inside features the story along with some additional images!

Cover Coast OBX 2016 May Edition
Writeup by Fran Marler

Great to see a local plug for windsurfing, and note that indeed the sport is very much alive and well on the OBX!  

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

American Windsurfing Tour Kicks Off with a Killer Opener at Santa Cruz!

The AWT is ON for 2013 with an excellent opening event the Goya Windsurfing Festival at Santa Cruz CA.  Killer conditions and wave riding caliber/action has set the stage for another awesome Tour this year.  Stay tuned as the Tour comes to Hatteras for the AWT Hatteras Wave Jam, Sept 16 – 21, 2013!

Check out the video wrap from Santa Cruz!

2013 American Windsurfing Tour – Goya Windsurfing Festival from American Windsurfing Tour on Vimeo.

PS:  excellent music choice for the vid!
Bill’s OBX Beach Life