Ok all.... the highly anticipated Chi crew trip to Cape Hatteras, NC is coming finally together! October is an excellent time to trek to one of the best kiting spots in the US. The winds are typically reliable during this time and the temps are usually much warmer than around Chicago. We have 2 great options for riding; The Pamlico Sound with its miles and miles of shallow, knee-waist deep water as well as some of the best flat water riding in the country; And for those riding proficiently, literally just a hop skip and a jump to the other side of this island strip, 50 or so miles of ocean waves down the coasts! Because of the sheer length of this outer bank, Cape Hatteras is also known for its excellent downwind sessions on the Sound AND Ocean sides. http://goo.gl/maps/2GSoX
Cape Hatteras has a lot to offer riders of all abilities. We of course will be doing lessons for those in need but riders of all abilities are welcome! Trips to the Outer Banks have been some of the most fun ever had! This is definitely a "lifestyle" trip where all will not only have the opp to kite together, but also to learn together, chill together, cook together, drink together and share the awesome stories of each day! This is off season for the tourists, but hundreds of wind surfers and kiteboarders travel from a large part of the country and Canada during October so look forward to some heavy-duty camaraderie!
As I said, October is typically a great month for winds and mostly warm temps, but it could get cool or even cold. Fall can bring some heavy, small kite winds. If you have gear, bring every size kite, board, and wetsuit thickness you have. I have even used a hood during October on some of the cooler late afternoon/evening sessions. Also, there are many areas that have great opportunities to cut your feet. Booties are highly recommended! PLEASE, PLEASE , PLEASE, if you are fairly new, check with me on wetsuit and waterwear so we can be sure you are properly geared up and ready! If you are thinking about buying kite gear or adding that small kite to your quiver, having it for this trip would an excellent move for yourself. I can help if necessary. I have some pretty good deals going right now but please don't wait until the last minute.
Looks like we're, once again, overlapping the Madison crew trip. Will be good to have the opp to hang with them while there!
Let's see a show of hands from those interested!!.... Please email for more details, reservations, lesson scheduling and any needed gear.