Mixed Review for Cristobal Waves on the Outer Banks

We were hoping for better quality waves as Hurricane Cristobal passed a few hundred miles offshore, but the winds from the north never did let up. The waves were there, but with the 6′ break came a lot of chop and some sloppy conditions.

The day wasn’t a complete waste for surfers though. There were a few SUPs riding waves and a couple of surfers got some great rides. A tough trip back to the line though with waves coming in at odd angles on the paddle back out.

It was a great day for kite surfers though. With the winds from the NNE at 15-20 mph and some very rideable waves, the kite surfers we saw seemed to be having the best day on the water.

We’ll cross our fingers and hope for the best. The early forecast calls for some more good waves through tomorrow with gradually diminishing winds. Best time for waves should be in the a.m. although the wind is forecast to remain from the north throughout the morning.