March 30th – April 6th
BestFest in OBX
Nice day in Cape Hatteras. NW wind and sunny. It was nice to meet the BEST crew in action on Planet of the Apes downwinder.
 

June 1st – 7th, 2013
Triple S Highlights
Some triple S moments, photos courtesy to The Kiteboarder Magazine.

November 10th, 2012
Athena Visit

Only two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, we got some impact from Athena. We got strong  30mph NNW wind that brought fun ocean sessions, and later turned into WNW so the surfers got some epic sessions.

 

October 29th, 2012
Hurricane Sandy

We stayed in the Kite Cub Hatteras house in Avon through hurricane Sandy, strong NE winds started picking up Friday and started switching to NW on Saturday and by Monday the water had risen about 5 feet from the canal and was covering the second step up to the porch. When the wind died down a bit we took out the SUPs to explore the neighborhood – check out the photos.

 

July 26th, 2012
Exploring Gull Island

Gull Island is located couple miles offshore between vilages of Avon and Waves. Once inhabited and privately owned ( actually I had the chance to meet the person who’s family owned it in the past)  these days the Gull Island is managed by park services and the area is closed. But you can still have fun there!!!! Basically the island is part of the huge sand bar that protects the Hatteras island from the west side, so couple hundred feet from the island the sound dept drops from 1ft to 10ft which on SW wind  creates quite a swell. The waves are bout 3-4 feet on the outside fun to play and practice strapless moves and jibes. And that is exactly what we did :) After doing little research with our boat the next day there was strong 25mph SSW, and we took off mile marker 48th beach. Got there for about 15min, and the fun began until we got exhausted after half a day playing in the waves. On the east and south side of the island the water is very shallow and flat, perfect for wake tricks.


June 22nd, 2012

Lauren’s Wedding at Buxton, NC with SUP and Kiteboarding Party!!!

Great times at the Croatan Ridge in Buxton, we had a stand up paddle board tours with Sailor Jo’s adventures and kiteboarding lessons for everyone at the wedding.  The party later moved to the swimming pool for some drinks and food.

June 4th, 2012
Triple S at Kite Point

June 2nd, 2012
Triple S Opening

May 2nd, 2012
Nick’s boat support downwinder in OBX sound

October 26th, 2011
Erin Swain: Glorious Ocracoke Evening Session!

Glorious Ocracoke Evening Session!

I was on a staycation – That’s a term I adopted from my friend Billy. It’s when you take time off work and enjoy everything your home has to offer. In my case, surfing and kiting! So I woke up early and headed over to Kite Point down near Buxton (well, I had to go back to the place I was kiting the day before to recover my sunglasses I left behind first). more….
 http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2011/11/erin-swain-glorious-ocracoke-evening-session/

October 22th, 2011
Kite, Surf and Suhi at Ocracoke Island

Great day on the island 35+mph SW winds and huge surf, ending up with a great downwinder on Ocracoke Island followed up by a sushi dinner with fresh catch tuna. Next day was a gorgeous sunny quiet day with smooth surf and some yoga on the beach:)

video: Erin Swain

 

October 14th, 2011
Kiteboarding at Jockey’s Ridge, NagsHead, NC with Dimitri demoing Epic Kites

We had a blast kiteboarding at Nags head on 20-30mph West winds. The direction was side-on pretty steady. Started the day with smooth ride on Cabrinha Switchblade 2011 10m just enough to remember the comfort of riding this kites and surprise how they make things soooo easy and forgiving. Good boosts, then switched for a short sesh on my F-ones Revolt so I was out when Dimitri shows up offering me the Screamer 10m for a demo. I really had a blast on this kite, super easy for upwind, great great hang time and boosting, and I was surprised how easy and nice was to loop this kite – and not to forget the recovery of the kite after the loop. Dimitri one of the team riders Read were boosting high on Screamer 14m.

 

September 14, 2011
Hurricane Irene Aftermath

Hurricane Irene was a large and powerful Atlantic hurricane of the 2011 season that left extensive flood and wind damage along its path through the Caribbean, the United States East Coast and as far north as Atlantic Canada in 2011  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Irene_%282011%29 )

 

April 11, 2011
Ben Wilson in the house

After few days of waiting the strong SW winds finally kicked in, and so as the Ben Wilson shooting at the G spot.  Sooo 30+ SSW winds super gusty -  Wendy and I did downinder from Buxton to Avon, as we passed the spot where all the pros were riding it felt as worst wind conditions, but the best waves. Some of the riders – Ben Wilson, Jay Crawford, Dimitry, Toe Side Tom and many others  – there were at least  10 riders when I passed by….

 

September 27, 2010
The Cove, Cape Hatteras

Strong 30-45mph SE wind with big waves. Had few good sessions. 5-6m kites:)

 

September 20, 2010

Igor’s Touch

Huricane Igor brought to Cape Hatteras Big waves and Later strong N-NE wind. Manage to do few sessions in the ocean 10m kite and cross from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island to finish with awesome waves and side offshore wind – amazing experience and I think the NE tip of Ocracoke   Island is my new favorite spot:)

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