Monday, April 25, 2011

SW is going off!

BonK from Toby Diggens on Vimeo.

Just wanted to pop in and share a short little edit of whats been going down in Hatteras.  We have been getting creative with the jibs here, making some new features.  We salvaged a nice log from the sound and made a fun little jam.  The summer SW is on tap all week and people have been sessioning their brains out!  Stoked with how the edit turned out for one short session of filming.  Look for more to come from Cineaptic Digital Media over the next few weeks.  

Also pretty stoked to see the new issue of SBC Kiteboard, managed to score the cover with a shot from our recent trip to Maui.  It was shot by the one and only Tracy Kraft, I am really pleased with how it turned out and the magazine as a whole.  Good to see a lot of good content and photos filling the pages.  Looks like the next few days here on the island are going to be all time, so check back soon!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Waves are up on the Banks!

 The nice thing about Hatteras in the spring is the variety of sessions you get.  One day we were riding at Kite Point, the next day in the slick, and finally some chunky waves in the ocean.  With a giant cold front wreaking havoc inland, we were feeling the SE juice.  Nate, Elkus, Sensi, Craig, and I all launched our LF Envys from ramp 27 and headed out into the rather large surf.

The waves were really fun, big and slabby, its crazy how the water moves out here in the ocean.  I had some really fun waves and took some heavy ones on the head.  The ocean here certainly keeps you on your toes. With the forecast looking all time for the next week, there will be a ton more coming out of The Banks! 

Check out Pro Photographer Bryan Elkus's surf shots from the morning after HERE!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Slick is Going Off!

 The past few days have been all time in the Slick!  Just like every other April, I've been riding nothing but my 7m.  The weather has been really nice and its starting to look like summer is just around the corner.

 We have been getting creative with the jibs in the slick, Trevor brought a short rail with him from his stint in the city.  We also found a big log on the shoreline and jammed it into the mud and made a log jam.  It seems to be making everyone really looks like its there to stay.

Just enjoying the days here on the island....tons of sessions!

Monday, April 4, 2011

SW Juice in Hatteras

Spring in Hatteras can only mean one thing, strong wind!  It seems like in April I never put my 7m away, and today was a great example.  It started with a morning slick session with the Real Crew, perfect wind for the 7m envy.  It was fun to ride with some power again and work on some new tricks.  After a much needed mid day break, we got everyone together for a new inlet run.  Ten riders, eight miles, canals galore, and some big land gaps!


After a few small warm up gaps in town we got into the really fun stuff.  About 2/3 of the way through the shoreline becomes riddled with bays, canals and some of the only "back country" kiting that I know of.  BCS and I were taking turns booting the biggest land gaps we could find...gets a little more crazy when you have to clear a distance.  Definitely gives you a big ol' dose of adrenaline.

In the end everyone had a great time exploring and booting their brains out.  What a great way to spend a day on the island!!!

Monster gap!

Dead end....I think not!