The Hatteras Atlantic is now calming after a pounding over the past few days! Throughout most of last week, strong NNE winds blanketed the islands. Coupled with a strong low pressure system offshore, the swell rose considerably creating big surf including south side wrap across the islands! The swell began to hit last Thursday, and peaked Friday. The wave kite crew caught the epic conditions with some radical action captured! Check these out! (click image to open gallery) photo: Dimitri Maramenides, Epic Kites photo: Dimitri Maramenides, Epic Kites photo: Lane DuPont photo: Lane DuPont On the windsurfing side, Keith McCulloch reported solo session at the North End, Ocracoke on Friday and some big conditions. I caught it at South Beach, […]
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The AHD SeaLion 7’6″ has arrived! This is the first time this light air wavesailing SUP has experienced the Hatteras Atlantic! The SeaLion along with a 10’6″ Nah Skwell Nose Rider Stroller SUP cousin arrived today just in time for Hatteras Wave Jam next week! The SeaLion is specifically designed for very light air wavesailing. The fish hull design is conducive for maneuverability on a wave additionally complemented by the twin fins. Today was my first time on the SeaLion, and I had a blast out in the small surf this evening in Nags Head. Winds were SSE in the 5 to 12 mph range and with the 4.5m 2011 MauiSails Legend the setup worked great for catching the side […]
UPDATE: 9/14/2010Final NPS authorized locations final and include the following: Wed: Ramp 55 (near Hatteras Ferry Docks): 12:00pm to 6:00pm Thurs: Lifeguard Bch (Rmp 43): 12:00pm to 6:00pm Friday: Lifeguard Bch (Rmp 43): 12:00pm to 6:00pm Saturday: Ramp 55 (near Hatteras Ferry Docks): 12:00pm – 6:00pm Stay tuned for LIVE VIDEO BROADCASTS during Hatteras Wave Jam! The videos will be featured here in the OBX Beach Life Broadcasts widget as well as on the Event web site! Hatteras Wave Jam 2010 week is here and set to kick off Wednesday! Wow, what a forecast lining up! The swell from Hurricane Igor is set to arrive late week during the event window! 14 to 15 second period with building 5 to […]
Hatteras Wave Jam 2010 Results! Amateur Division: Josh Miller Ian Stokes Ryan Getchis Expert/Pro Division: Graham Ezzy Keith McCulloch Bill Bell Choice Awards: Shorebreak Artistry (formally Aerial): Gordy Stokes Master Wave: Charles Lategano Wipeout!: Francois Cremer Choice Wave: Ian Stokes Hatteras Wave Jam 2010 experienced some of the best, if not the best wavesailing conditions of 2010! The swell was massive and the weather conditions were perfect with warm sunny blue skies to capture stunning action coverage of the event. Be sure to remain tuned to the windsurfing online and print media outlets for release of the A-list coverage! Its simply killer!! Bonus too was the “Wave Jam Extended” session experienced Sunday, Sept 19 on Ocracoke Island. Many of the […]
Well, after the somewhat grueling but successful conditions provided by Hurricane Igor for the 4 incredible days of Hatteras Wave Jam 2010, a crew of us gathered what energy we had left over and headed off to Ocracoke on Sunday. I caught the 10 o’clock ferry headed for OC, rolling on to the boat just as I pulled into the terminal, man you got to love that, sort of makes you think the rest of the day is going to go well. A few others made the 10 o’clock as well, Charlie an Dano had the box truck loaded with gear. I could tell the ferry was listing to that side! George and Janis Markopoulos, and Ian and Gordon Stokes […]
Visual content is beginning to blossom online showcasing the world class conditions offered during Hatteras Wave Jam 2010! Here are a few short vids filmed by Andy McKinney. Keith McCulloch in action during the Expert/Pro Division all day Super Session at Ramp 55 near Hatteras Village Saturday, Sept 18. Graham Ezzy riding a Hatteras bomber during the Expert/Pro Division all day Super Session at Ramp 55 near Hatteras Village Saturday, Sept 18. Stewart Proctor outbound during the Expert/Pro Division all day Super Session at Ramp 55 near Hatteras Village Saturday, Sept 18. See more Wave Jam videos! Stay tuned for more Hatteras Wave Jam visual content to come!
TONS of Hatteras Wave Jam Coverage! There is a TON of Hatteras Wave Jam 2010 coverage out online including commentary, photographs, and video! Be sure to check the Hatteras Wave Jam Event “the visuals” page which is updated regularly as new coverage is found online. Currently the web page is quite full with a number of links out to some great stuff! Latest in the list includes a full writeup with slide show featured on the Island Free Press, Hatteras and Ocracoke Island News. Also be sure to check out the complete Hatteras Wave Jam SmugMug Gallery by event photographer Janis Markopoulos! Enjoy! <!–posted @ 8:40 AM –
The contest has a green light to start Monday 7 am sharp. All team members are supposed to meet at North S-Turns at 6:30 am. This should be a great battle. Waves are thumping and the wind forecast is looking good. Hopefully today’s light North winds will polish off the sea sickness in time for some A+ surf. The 2 teams will compete for bragging rights and $300 for each winning team member. An “Individual Champion” award will be given an Oakley Ceramic Watch with name engraving and last but not certainly least – Best Barrel of the Day will be awarded $1,000 + a GO PRO Camera. The Outer Banks team lineup: Noah Snyder (captain), Jesse Hines (captain), Jeff […]
Hatteras Wave Jam 2010 was the perfect opportunity to introduce the AHD SeaLion 7’6″ to the Hatteras Atlantic and participants of the event. The SeaLion is a strap-less light air wavesailing twin-fin fish specifically designed to provide FUN on the water when the winds are light and the surf is good. During Day One and Two of Hatteras Wave Jam, we had perfect conditions to demo the SeaLion! all photos: Janis Markopoulos (click any image to open gallery) Day One at Ramp 55 near Hatteras Village offered small surf and light NE wind. Conditions were side-offshore and the SeaLion was a popular ride for event participants to try out its maneuverability in the waves. Every rider noted the stable yet […]
Did you miss Hatteras Wave Jam 2010, or perhaps spilled coffee or some other beverage on your current 2010 Wave Jam shirt?! Perhaps you simply want to help support a killer event, and sport a sweet looking new windsurfing apparel piece! Well no worries, the t-shirt is now available for order online! Check out the event merchandise page for details or see the newly added section in the left sidebar of this blog! Order a t-shirt today to support the stoke and help make Hatteras Wave Jam 2011 the US East Coast wavesailing event of the year! photo credit: Janis Markopoulos PS: There is some more BIG news coming soon!! Stay tuned!