What a beautiful weekend we just had here on Hatteras Island! I traded in the windsurfing gear for surfboards and SUPs as the wind lightened up quite a bit, although there were some brief moments of plane-able breeze if you knew where to look. It’s been so freaking windy lately, though, that I was happy to just go surf it up in the knee to chest high waves. We’ve got a magic little bar here in Avon that seems to be picking up just about any little bit of swell… But I’m not giving up any secrets so don’t bother asking! hahaha, just kidding… The more the merrier, as far as I’m concerned 🙂
I decided to put the Starboard Drive 10’5″ SUP into demo for a some of the W.E.T. group who wanted to try it out… And boy am I glad I did (because that means that I get to ride it now, too)! Man that board is sweet! It’s nice and surfy, fast, and very well balanced, which makes it super easy to ride. I definitely surfed out of a few completely ridiculous situations/positions that I never would’ve pulled off on any other board I’ve ever ridden… Period. ‘Nuff said. Come try it out for yourself!
I can’t wait for a tiny bit of breeze so that I can toss a sail on the thing and see how she does… I can only imagine that it’ll rip, based on it’s paddle performance!! Anyway, it was fun sharing a few waves with everyone (Anne, Tim, Stuart, Kevin, Dan, Wendy, Mac, Wendy and Roland, Drew, the guy from Montreal with the Imagine Eco-Surfboards, among others)… Hopefully that little swell will keep doing it’s thing…
Looks like potential for a little SW build Thursday and Friday… Keep your eyes on it!