OBX Spring Get-Away 2021

Rhett windsurfing 4.2m sail, day of arrival in Nags Head
Philip jibing 4.5m sail
Howard & Jan's Pizza night with Peggy, Philip & Betsey
Howard showing off pizza
Rhett walking out foil board from shore to deep water
Peggy picks up dinner at food truck during Pandemic
Sunset on deck at B-20; Peggy & Barrett, Betsey & Philip, Rhett, Howard & Jan, Kia
Crow we got to know, flying off deck with grape
Ride on coastal bike path, Betsey & Philip, Kia, Howard & Jan
Sunset over pier, Nags Head
Alain windfoiling
Randy arrives with new wind toys, pumping up inflatable board
GoPro of Randy windsurfing
Randy winging with inflatable paddleboard
Barrett & brother, Philip, windsurfing
Sailed out
Group photo week 2. Philip & Betsey, Randy, Barrett & Peggy, Eric, Paz, dog "Hurley"
Girl therapy paddle board session, Terri, Peggy, Amy
Nags Head Woods Preserve, Barrett & Peggy, Dave & Mindy
John J. - Lake Allatoona's master of the longboard
Sailors Week 3, Ted, Randy, William, John, Dave, Barrett
Willam showing how it's done
Barrett, GoPro selfie windsurfing 6.0m & 111L board, Nags Head
Family-style dinner; Dave, William, Randy, Mindy, Ruth & Ted, Barrett & Peggy, John
Ted, Barrett, Dave, surfing ocean at Nags Head
Dramatic sky as Ted returns from a sailing session
Farewell sunset & dinner - end of OBX Get-Away
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Re: OBX Spring Get-Away 2021

Twice a year Peggy and I plan boardsailing trips in Spring & Fall to Nags Head in the Outer Banks. We love Nags Head because conditions are great for both beginners and experienced sailors. The bottom is sandy and chest-deep half a mile out from shore, so it’s an easy place to learn. Then there’s the wind. It’s well known the Wright Brothers chose the Outer Banks for their first flight after searching Weather Service records for a location with frequent, steady wind. The Sound offers predictably flat water and small waves for improving skills, with much more challenging conditions in the open ocean.

Although sailing is our main passion, there are many activities, enough to keep non-sailing spouses happy. A paved bike path extends over 10 miles along the ocean-side of the Island, with additional paths on the sound-side to shopping, to the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, and on nearby Roanoke Island from Manteo to Elizabethan Gardens and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Two grocery stores & restaurants are about a mile away. Activities include surfing, fishing, hang gliding on the sand dunes where the Wright Brother flew, kayaking, diving, walking at Nags Head Woods and more.