Friday, May 13, 2011

WIndsurfing Cape Hatteras, North Carolina April - May 2011,

Having been lucky enough to spend most of the months of April and May 2011 windsurfing around Cape Hatteras - Outer Banks area of eastern North Carolina, I thought a few photos of the area to highlight the month would be good. In addition to these check out my previous post on sailing at Canadian Hole, 11 April 2011.

Windsurfers and Kiteboarders enjoying the warm 20 knot South West winds in Rodanthe, North Carolina. (Photo by: Chuck Rhodes)

Typical Outer Banks Sound Side Rental Houses popular with windsurfers and Kiteboarders. They usually rent by the week and some can accommodate 10-15 people depending on number of bedrooms etc. (Rodanthe, North Carolina. Photo by: Chuck R)

Lone sailor ripping on the Pamlico Sound.
Rodanthe, N.C. Photo by Chuck R

Another sound side rental house complete with windsurfing trailers.
Photo by: Chuck R

Popular Outer Banks oceanside spot in SSW or SW winds offering good side off wave sailing - Ramp 30, just north of Avon, North Carolina. Photo by: Chuck R

The sand road or "ramp" leading from N.C. Highway 12 to Ramp 30. Its about 100 meters from the highway parking lot down the ramp to the beach. Photo by: Chuck R

Andy Mckinney riding his 2011 Tabou Da Curve 85 quad fin down the line at the
Cape Hatteras Light House. April 2011 . He is one of the local wavesailors and
owner of Wind N-C windsurfing shop in Avon, North Carolina and is an outstanding sailor.
Photo by: Chris Walton

Salt grass marsh and windsurfer and kiteboarders in the distance. Near Rodanthe, N.C.
Photo by: Chuck Rhodes

Looking southwest down the beach on South Hatteras Island where I often windsurf from our beach house there. Photo by: Chuck Rhodes

Nice waves breaking on our beach during three days of NE wind. Made for some great SUP surfing and an really fun side off windsurfing session the evening before while riding the Exocet Cross 117 and a 5.8.
Photo by: Chuck R

Water toy central at the Hatteras House.
Photo by: Chuck Rhodes

Another view of the lower level of the house, storage area, SUP/long board racks, windsurfing trailer and my trusty old Volvo. Photo by: Chuck R

No wind? Why not go deep sea fishing! Off shore charter fishing boats await their next journey out to the Gulf Stream off Hatteras in search of big game fish. Boats at marina on south Hatteras island.
Photo by: Chuck R