Monday, May 17, 2010

Welcome to Hatteras

Downwinder to Nowhere

It's great to see Hatteras! I've been hearing, "Hey man, you've got to go to Hatteras!", since I started windsurfing, 100 years ago. I'm finaly here.

We tried to do a downwwinder from the Frisco Pier to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum but the wind died and the forecast lied. It was a little dissapointing to pump up and wait for nothing but we talked about every detail of kiting and windsurfing that we could think of, did a little surfing back at the the houses in Avon, and talked about every detail of kiting and windsurfing that we could think of.

Mini Surfboard- I tried using the 6' Caution kite surfboard as a surfing surfboard in the tiny waves. Bad idea. I caught a few waves but it was a struggle and I never got standing on it. The only one getting good rides was Matt on a longboard and Frank on a boogie board. I still got happy just being on the water in this place!

Drive Time- 13 hours, coastal route, stopping for bathroom and gas only. 6:00 AM- 7:00PM, Sunday-no-traffic speed. Lively chat with Sandie made the drive fly by!

Avon Beach, Surfed, knee high, with Frank, Matt, Wo-Jo.


PeconicPuffin said...

Congratulations. Hatteras is my favorite place in the world. That's slightly insane, but it's true.

scooper said...

P-Puff, Thanks! It was great being there.

It's perfectly normal for it be your favorite place in the world! Although I don't doubt for a second that you're slightly insane.