Green machine taken with GoPro Hero 3 Black.The Saturday leading into Labor Day weekend was, hands down, the best day of surf I got in the Outer Banks. It was one of those days that it all came together. The conditions were picture perfect (literally), there was some size, my GoPro 3 came in the mail the day prior, and I had it all to myself.
Laramie, Chantony's older brother, was in town for the weekend, so him, Torin, and I woke up early to check the waves. Of course, we headed to my go to spot at Black Pelican in Kitty Hawk first. I knew it was where I wanted to be right when we checked it. They were interested in checking some other spots, so I just grabbed my gear and told them to pick me up when they were done.
I seriously felt like a little kid holding bags of his favorite candy with no adults to tell him to stop eating it. I couldn't put my spring suit on quick enough. GoPro in hand, I jumped in the water in a frenzy.
I couldn't believe how perfect the surf and conditions were. The water was as smooth as glass. The waves over head. And it only got better and better as the morning proceeded.
The sheet glass conditions gave way to light off shore winds, and the light off shore winds gave way to heavier off shore winds. There wasn't a cloud to be spotted in the sky either. It was seriously perfect.
I believe I shot over 3,000 frames this morning before trading in my GoPro for a board. As I grabbed my board and hit the water, it actually started to get better for surfing than shooting with the extremely bright sun directly over head. Not to mention, the peaks were lining and crossing up more than earlier in the morning.
Striking gold taken with GoPro Hero 3 Black.I caught a few before Laramie and Torin came back to pick me up. Then I came back in Torin's car and jumped back in. It reminded me of Mugu ... lefts and rights. Got some long barrels, some pocket spins and off the lip reverses. Maui boy Travis Calvan made his way with his family to jump in the water for a bit. Unfortunately, by the time he arrived in the early afternoon the conditions were less favorable. The winds went side-off and tide was less favorable. I was spent anyways.
I feel so blessed to have gotten a day like this here in the Outer Banks. I wasn't able to share it with anyone else while it was good, but I have the photos to show it. Not to mention, good-empty surf is always fine with me.
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