No, not really any accurate forcasts for out there according to the locals, the weather changes so fast.Are and windguru forecasts accurate for Hatteras in general?
The best bet is talk to the guys at Real, they are all very friendly and will hook you up with all the info you need.The forecast is for N and NE winds, so it looks like downwinders from Real (Waves) are south bound, what it a safe/good place to get out and hitch back (sound side)?
Not that easy, but not too hard either. Drop a car if possible, if you only have one try and meet up with some kiters to give you a ride back.Is it really that easy to hitch back?
If you can, or if you get cold, bring a shorty and definitly a thermal top. N winds can be cool. Unless you like booties forgetu'm, although there are alot of shells in the sound, and people do cut their feet, unless you are a beginner walking all the time and paranoid of getting cut forget them.Does it make sense to bring a shorty?
Do you need booties?
Your talking about the ocean right?uncleneil wrote:Breath, Ikitesurf is more reliable then windguru mainly because ikite gives a forcast from meteorologists and computer models together. Windguru give the wind put together from multiple sites combined to give its forcast.
If your in Waves and looking for a downwinder go to the parking lot @ 6-8 miles north. It is the 1st. lot you get to after leaveing town and it is just south of the ranger station. A good way to know where you are is when you get past the fishing pier, in between the 2nd and 3rd antenna towers, you are in front of Real Kiteboarding and you can stop there and walk back to Real. If you have 2 cars then leave one at Real so you have a ride back or you can thumb it. Most of the time you get picked up within minutes.
It always make sense to bring a shorty. When the winds change for too long, so does the temp of the water.NE and E bring warm water and sw s bring colder water.
Booties are just extra protection, especially in the sound.
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