Hatteras Windsurfing Guide- Ocean Launch- Ramp 34

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Ramp 34 can be a great spot to check when the bars aren’t very well lined up at Ego Beach.  Also, in a big South swell, the waves may have just a touch less size and more organization than sites further south.

Sometimes it’s firing right over the ramp, but a short drive 1/2 a mile up the beach can reveal some nicer bars.  4×4 isn’t necessary to sail right over the ramp, but it is really helpful if you want to explore a bit further up the beach.

Southwest winds will be cleaner if you head up a bit North, as you get clear of the town of Avon.  Northwest winds work here, too, but they’re very very offshore and usually very gusty and fluky on the inside.  North winds work reasonably well, too, but beware of lots of current.

Getting There: Use the park service parking lot and/or beach access ramp just north of Avon, labeled #34.  Follow all posted rules/laws!!


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Check out the videos below to get a feel for some of the conditions you can find at Ramp 34:

Ramp 34 Wavesailing from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.

Solo Sesh from Andy McKinney on Vimeo.