Island News- October

Island News- October

When it comes to wind, Hatteras always seems to deliver for wind enthusiasts.  This past month has been no exception.  With warm water and the beginning of our breezes from the north, the Island is starting to fill up with the usual kiteboard/windsurf fall crowd.  The swell has been fantastic, which has put everyone in a pretty good mood.  Because it’s fall, house prices are cut in half, so it’s the perfect time to snag that quick trip to the Outer Banks.

This month is the NASSC (North American Speed Sailing Championship) Event in Martha’s Vineyard.  Although we were invited to compete against the worlds’ fastest, we need to stay in the shop to keep things running.  Don’t worry, Team Dancing Turtle will still be represented strong by our team rider Brock Callen.  With new boards being developed and some hard training, we are poised to do extremely well at this event, keeping up momentum to become the fastest team in the world.  We will have weekly updates on Facebook, and you can follow the live blog during the two week event.  Wish us luck…!

On the running front, Evan’s marathon is quickly approaching, and the training has been intense.  To date, since July 17th, Evan’s clocked in a total of 467.78 miles, and with her set of new kicks, things are getting exciting.  Just this past Sunday was the longest run to date, with a 20 mile adventure around the island.  Brian has been practicing handing out water, and the pups are ready to cheer her on, so keep up to date on what’s happening through our Facebook page.

Just a quick note on fishing: it’s been amazing island wide.  Tuna, Dolphin and marlin are everywhere.  The words “world class” are being tossed around the docks daily and people are lining up to get on a charter or a spot on the beach.  In September, the point at the lighthouse opened up, letting people get closer to the currents resulting in more fish on the grill.  Hit up any of the local docks or tackle shops to get the word on whats bitin’ where.

We leave you with a snapshot of a recent sunset reflecting through the shop….