Friday 4-25-14 the last day in OBX for this group of tired sailors.
More then expected, heavy off shore winds with tornado warning in effect.
Started with 5.5 at 1 pm and by 4 pm I was on the 5.0.
Nice rides in with the swell - some rough rides into the chop heading out, occasional finding a smooth spaced out swell to turn on.
20 days of OBX:
Officially sailed 17 of 20 possible days. Missed 1 day of non-sailable winds and 2 days of extreme winds.
Sailed 100 and 85 liter board, used 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 sails. 11 meter and 9 meter kite. Used every piece of gear I owned for this trip.
Used the dry suit, the thicker wetsuit and the summer wetsuit.
Winds up to 50 mph with temperatures from 45-70 degrees. Sailed in bluebird sun, heavy downpours, and foggy conditions.
It's going to be hard to top this 2014 version of 3 weeks of OBX.
Highlight of the day: Strong and wild off shore SE winds
TOW: 3.5 hours (Windsurfing) 1-3 and 4-6
Gear: 5.5 - 5.0 with 100 liter board
Conditions: Flatwater inside some organized chop outside
Weather: Sunny, temperatures in the 60s
Wind: Mostly SE 15-35 mph range, gusty inside
Schooled: Hero ducks inside and good chop hoping on ride outs
Image: wind data and the crews
VIDEO: Video from Chris of the week in OBX
|The Senior Crew Members, Tom, Larry, Dean, Mick, Ron, Harry|
|The entire crew L to R, Doug, Dean, Tom, Rick, John Z, Captain DB, Chris, Mick, JAB, Ron, Keith, Larry, Harry|