2012 Re-cap and Session Log

Casey’s Blog:
  Well 2012 is over, and all I can say is I had a “lot of fun”! Wow.  Any time you can spend a 1/3 of the year catching waves your living life.  That’s pretty good considering its was a poor year for wind and waves on the Reef.  Two things extended the season; first I surfed all  12 months on Da Reef for the first time ever, and second three Hatteras trips saved the day which resulted in 26 sessions. With all that added into the mix I can’t complain.  We added lots of new Reef Warriors to the clan this past year and the level of surfing on the reef took a huge jump up. More Windsurfers and Kiters then ever were charging waves hard and going for the Lip, it was very impressive and fun to see.  There were Lots of new Sup-ers getting their first rides thru the line up in 2012, that has cranked up the stoke. And finally!  after I have destroyed my retirement fund, I think I have found my “magic” quiver of toys, after many,many, year’s of searching and testing. I guess time will tell. Now to the stats and pics!
 
2012
124-Total play days! (only 365 days in year)
119-days – Total wave surfing!  (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
58-days   Windsurfing (5.7 & smaller)
14-days   Kitesurfing (12m & 8m)
29-days   Sup surfing
18-days   Wind Sup in waves
3-days   Snowkiteing (No snow year)
2-days   Land sailing
26-days  Scoring waves in Hatteras
 
Best day –Sep 8th  (Hatteras mast high peeling Hurricane swell)
Best day on the reef– Oct 15th (Amazing 2nd Reef day)
Best month-Oct (broke the Aug streak with only 12 days)
Best SUP ride –Hatteras Wind Suping, dozen turn kind of day!)
Best new toy- Naish Choppers S,M,L,XL! And Exocet Wind Sup!
 
Past years

2011-129 total play days
          93 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
 
2010-144 total play days
          104 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
2009-102 total play days
          42 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
 
2008-100 total play days
          40 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
 
2007-83 total play days
          36 total play days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)
 
2012 Monthly break down
JAN
2-Snowkite
2-Sup Wave
2-Kitesurf
FEB
3-Windsurf
2-Sup Wave
MARCH
3-Windsurf
2-Landsailing
3-Sup Wave
1-Kitesurf
APRIL
7-Windsurf (6 Hatteras)
6-Sup Wave (2 Hatteras)
2-Kitesurf (1 Hatteras)
MAY
4-Windsurf (2 Hatteras)
4-Wind Sup
5-Sup Waves (4 Hatteras)
JUNE
6-Windsurf
1-Sup Waves
4-Wind Sup
1-Kitesurf
JULY
4-Windsurf
1-Sup Waves
3-Wind Sup
1-Kitesurf
AUG
7-Windsurf
1-Sup wave
1-Wind Sup
2-Kitesurf
SEP
8-Windsurf (4 hatteras)
5-Sup Waves (4 hatteras)
3-Wind Sup (3 hatteras)
2-Kitesurf
OCT
8-Windsurf
1-Kitesurf
3-Sup Waves
NOV
1-Kitesurf
4-Windsurf
2-Wind Sup
DEC
4-Windsurf
1-Windsurf
1-Kitesurf
1-Snowkite
 
That’s it!  Time to do it all over again.
HIT THE LIP!

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Love this shot! Glass head high perfection!

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In the barrel!
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A shot from day of the year!
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My first cover shot!
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Wind sup rules!
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Sandy bottoms cover shot!
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Thats hitting the wrong Lip!
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Love new freestyle gear!
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Shout out to all the Reef Warriors!
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Dont get any better than that! Thank you 2012!
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3 thoughts on “2012 Re-cap and Session Log”

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  2. I have to agree it was a great year on the water. I would have liked more waves to SUP surf on but I ‘ll take wave sailing any day! And a big thanks needs to out out to my Windsup sail which saved many a day and produced great memories. I did not make the whole year. 9 months in a row is my streak and that is only on Lake Erie and WNY waterways!
    I tally my days differently but here is my count for 2012:
    Total days on water: 81
    SUP: 47
    Windsurf: 33
    Sail (Hobie or Dart): 7

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