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Hugh2
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Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:38 am
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Central Illinois
Favorite Beaches: Cape Hatteras and Cape Town
Style: freeride
Gear: Best Cabo 6, Naish Pivot 7, 9, and 11, Cabrinha Vector 12, Best Bularoo 16
Long Ocean 134 and 136, Cyclone 140, Fone Surf 5'11", Naish Global 6'0", Slingshot Hoverglide foil
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Michael and OBX

Postby Hugh2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:13 pm

Looks like interesting conditions Thursday and Friday as the storm known as Michael goes by inland of Hatteras. SE winds with rain forecast on Thursday and NW on Friday. Hoping it is manageable enough tomorrow for some ocean downwinders from Buxton onwards. Lots of kiters out here right now so hope everyone manages to stay safe.

grigorib
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Posts: 1102
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:12 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Clinton Lake, IL; Lake Michigan; Tawas, MI; OBX; SPI
Gear: Kites: Slingshot Rally 5/7/9/11m, Slingshot Turbine 9m, Flysurfer Speed4 10m, Peter Lynn Venom II ARC 16m
Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Moses 71cm/42” masts 590/633 wings, Slingshot Dwarfcraft 42", MBS Comp 95x

For sale: MHL Lift 2013, Slingshot Coupe 6'
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Re: Michael and OBX

Postby grigorib » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:34 pm

I envy those on the island who are going to be able to ride 5m kites and boost to the skies. Lucky you guys!

DSZ
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Posts: 307
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:03 pm
Kiting since: 2004
Local Beach: New England
Favorite Beaches: Cape Cod, Hatteras, Turks and Caicos.
Style: Prefer Surf
Gear: Airush Lithiums and Wave. Core XR4 7m. Custom Amundson, BWS surfboards. Occasional CF Cruiser Pro 145 and North 135 Select.
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Location: New Engand

Re: Michael and OBX

Postby DSZ » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 pm

Arriving Monday for 2 weeks.

grigorib
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1102
Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:12 pm
Kiting since: 2009
Local Beach: Clinton Lake, IL; Lake Michigan; Tawas, MI; OBX; SPI
Gear: Kites: Slingshot Rally 5/7/9/11m, Slingshot Turbine 9m, Flysurfer Speed4 10m, Peter Lynn Venom II ARC 16m
Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Moses 71cm/42” masts 590/633 wings, Slingshot Dwarfcraft 42", MBS Comp 95x

For sale: MHL Lift 2013, Slingshot Coupe 6'
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Michael and OBX

Postby grigorib » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:18 pm

DSZ wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Arriving Monday for 2 weeks.
Arriving Saturday for two weeks :)

DSZ
Frequent Poster
Posts: 307
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:03 pm
Kiting since: 2004
Local Beach: New England
Favorite Beaches: Cape Cod, Hatteras, Turks and Caicos.
Style: Prefer Surf
Gear: Airush Lithiums and Wave. Core XR4 7m. Custom Amundson, BWS surfboards. Occasional CF Cruiser Pro 145 and North 135 Select.
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: New Engand

Re: Michael and OBX

Postby DSZ » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:21 pm

grigorib wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:18 pm
DSZ wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Arriving Monday for 2 weeks.
Arriving Saturday for two weeks :)
Sweeet!

Hugh2
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Posts: 409
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:38 am
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Central Illinois
Favorite Beaches: Cape Hatteras and Cape Town
Style: freeride
Gear: Best Cabo 6, Naish Pivot 7, 9, and 11, Cabrinha Vector 12, Best Bularoo 16
Long Ocean 134 and 136, Cyclone 140, Fone Surf 5'11", Naish Global 6'0", Slingshot Hoverglide foil
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Michael and OBX

Postby Hugh2 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:42 pm

The outer bands of Michael rocked OBX yesterday with great conditions all day. We first did a long ocean downwinder on 9m Pivot in the morning in broken up surf and 25-30 mph SEaster. Then in the afternoon big jumping session at Canadian Hole on 7m Pivot as the wind increased to 40mph. Last night our house was rocking and creaking with wind gusts to around 70mph. Sound water came up to our driveway, but no more. This morning many chased the decreasing NW wind, but I was too beat to bother. Closest I've come to a hurricane, and it was a lot of fun. Sorry for all the folks in the Florida panhandle who lost their lives, homes, businesses, or boats.


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