Friday, October 30, 2009

What Does a Windsurfer on Hatteras Island Do When the Wind Stops Blowing?

What can windsurfers on the Outer Banks/Hatteras Island do when the wind goes away and the swell is flat? Go on a recon to find where some fun small waves are breaking so you do some stand up paddle surfing.

This is a short video of 4 inland and lake bound windsurfers still learning how to surf their stand up paddle boards in some fun small waves on a beautiful sunny and early fall day. It includes some footage of the local wildlife as well. This took place between 2 windy bookends to our week's adventure that included the Hatteras Wave Jam. See the "Hatteras Island Windsurfing Fall 2009" video for the rest of the week, which includes some footage of us doing some light wind wavesailing on our SUP boards.

Laird Hamilton said in Endless Summer 2, (paraphrasing) "I'd rather surf in 2 foot waves with my friends than surf in 20 foot waves with a bunch of jerks". And Dave Kalama said something similar in Step Into Liquid about surfing small waves. Cheers to that. And cheers to the big waves too of course. It's all good.

Oh, and by the way...if you don't like The Clash, there is something seriously wrong with you.

Life Without Wind from WaterTurtle Productions on Vimeo.


rdm said...

sweet man. what was that massive creature that was pulling the acrobatics behind me?

rdm said...

you need to add a caution statement at the beginning. this video contains crack.

Andy said...

My favorite clip is at 3:10


Nice vid, Mac! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun out there!

Waterturtle said...

LOL....that one was just for you Andy!

Rob was with me when I was capturing that moment...we were cracking up (no pun intended).

Andy said...

:D hahaha nice one