http://carolinabeachsup.blogspot.com/ more photos from Saturday here Z man surfing our Diamond Head For those that don't know, CB inlet has a lot in common with Diamond Head. It's famous in the windsurfing community for waves and high wind. So much so, windsurfers from all over NC and SC come here. From Charleston SC, to Charlotte NC, and in between, they come.
For SUP, it's also a lot like Diamond Head. Wonderful waves breaking a long distance.
Brian Autry-look close and you'll see his scalp in the center of the photo Gearing up for massive waves 3/4 mile off shore.
Brad so excited he ran all the way to the water!
These images were tiny specs cropped from huge photos taken with a long lens on a DSLR camera. It was impossible to get good images so far out to sea. Surfing near the channel markers.
Brad and Brian
We all had the session of the year today at CB inlet. Somehow Brad and Brian have a knack for being the best photos. Sorry about the rest of the crew not making the cut.
There may not be any surfing tomorrow. The town is closing the beach we use to access this surfing spot, for fear of everyones safety. Bummer! It is supposed to be twice as big tomorrow. Although I'm not sure anyones heart can stand much more. Our chests were pounding out there today.
One cool thing that happened tonight, was about a dozen prone surfers drove down to the inlet to watch us. They saw us surfing way out to sea, from their spot, the CB pier, about a mile down the beach.
Here is my HD video camera. It's a tiny little pocket still camera, that also shoots HD video using the .mov format.
My crystal ball says these still cameras that shoot video too, will make video cameras obsolete.
I also switched from PC to Mac. Once you go Mac, you'll never go back to a PC.
I took advantage of Apple's free iPod Touch with a MacBook Pro deal running right now. The iPod Touch just sold for close to retail on Ebay. With the tax free weekend in NC, and the back to school Apple discounts, this MacBook Pro was cheaper than a PC and loaded with way more useful software.
Windows Movie Maker can't handle HD video unless you upgrade to Vista Ultimate and then it can't use over 3GB of Ram without upgrading to x64. What a mess.
Mac goes x64 next month and the upgrade is less than $10 and iMovie handles HD video like a dream.
Here is a progress update on Jacky's custom 9'0 Sub Vector. This bad ass board has 5 "futures" boxes, no longboard box.
It is almost finished. Here it is prior to sanding off the leash plug and sanding the whole board. It currently weighs 12.5 lbs. That's about half the weight of mine. It will have a sanded finish, no gloss.
I see whole bunch of these sick light weight sub vectors in our future! Brad, the Brians, Z man, who wouldn't want one of these sick boards.
My plan is to demo the 9'6 production sub vector, then decide on my custom shape.
We arrived at dawn to glassy fun surf, then later headed down to CB inlet to check the waves. To our total shock, the surf sets were chest high and breaking 1/4 mile offshore. It turned into the best session in 9 months, not counting big Friday. Unfortunately the camera batteries were dead by the time we relocated to CB inlet.
It was so sick at the inlet, one lone prone surfer had paddled about 1 mile out to the channel marker to catch some magic rides.
We drove back to the inlet for a PM session and found nothing. I checked the tide app on my iPhone. The water depth this afternoon is 4.9ft. The water depth when the inlet was going off was 0.3-1.2 ft. Note to self, always check the inlet first when the water depth is under 1.2 ft. The tide app is priceless.
Please excuse the metal rattling noise in the audio. I had a metal keychain type wrist strap on the camera housing. It made for some bad noises in the housing. I'll have that problem cured next time.
The new C4 sponge SUP is ideal for the beach house guest board. Or the wife and kid who prefer a board that's impossible to get hurt on and super stable. It's a pretty cool board. $750 retail and made in the US, not China.
59 years old. 6'2 195 lbs. a.k.a. DW on the Standupzone.
Wife SUPs too. Started SUPing May 2007
Real Names: Dwight and Jacky Fisher,
Contact: fishersfortblog at bellsouth.net or phone 910-two nine seven - four five six seven.