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2016 Session Recap

2016 Flew by! But yet it felt like an Endless Summer.😉
2016 Flew by! But yet it felt like an Endless Summer.😉

Casey’s Blog:

Wow what a year, 2016 is definitely going down as one of the most fun years in history. It was the windiest year I can ever remember on Da reef and no summer breeze stuff either, when the wind was up it was nuking. I accomplished my goal of 100 days in the waves with ease this year, and also got to surf all 12 months because of the nice warm el-nino winter.  Looking back year after year It still blows my mind that you can surf 100+ days on the great lakes and Da reef every year. In common logic that shit doesn’t supposed to happen, but with the right mindset and lifestyle its so doable, Heck I work 6 days a week and I can pull it off no problem, obviously.   Hopefully 2017 is a repeat, Life is Good.    Now to Da stats!

2016

109-Total play days! (12 months)

105-days – Total wave surfing! (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

78-days Windsurfing (5.7 & smaller)

8-days Kitesurfing (12m & 8m)

15-days Sup/prone surfing

4-days Wind Sup in waves

0-days Snowkiteing (No snow year)

4-Days skiing

10-days Scoring waves in Hatteras

Best day on the reef– Oct 29th (Everyone was there)

Best month-July( at 17 days its back on top, been a while)

Best SUP ride –Solo glassy session @ H-Bay in Dec.

Best new toy- Windsurfing/Sup Foil.

Past years

2015-101 total play days, 93 total wave days (windsurfing/kite/SUP/surfing)

2014-83 total play days. 75 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2013-95 total play days. 93 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

2012-124 total play days. 119 total wave days (windsurf/kite/SUP/surfing)

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)

2016 Monthly break down

JAN)  2-Windsurf

FEB) 2-Windsurf

MARCH) 1-Kitesurf, 5-Windsurf, 1-Sup Wave, 1-WindSup

APRIL) 3-Windsurf, 1-Windsup, 1-Sup Wave

MAY) 5-Windsurf,1-Sup Wave

JUNE) 10-Windsurf, 1-Wind Sup, 2-Kitesurf

JULY) 16-Windsurf, 1-Kitesurf

AUG) 10-Windsurf, 2-Sup Wave, 2-Kitesurf

SEP) 4-Windsurf, 1-Kitesurf, 6-Sup Wave

OCT) 7-Windsurf, 1-Windsup, 2- Sup Wave

NOV) 1-Sup Wave, 7-Windsurf

DEC) 7-Windsurf, 1-Sup Wave, 1-Kitesurf

That’s it! Time to do it all over again. HIT THE LIP

Wave Jam 2015 updates //Way to go Casey

I got an email from Cam last night letting me know Casey had made the final four in the pro division at wave jam.Casey[1]

Here is the link to the finals,  http://americanwindsurfingtour.com/pritchard-takes-1st-at-the-light-house/

I will keep you in suspense for the time being as to Casey’s finish, but he was in the heat with Kevin Prichard (the eventual winner) , Morgan Noireaux and Boujma Guilloul. All outstanding windsurfers.

The author of the story mentioned Casey was a Hatteras local, ( which we all know is his home away from Da’ Reef) a little disappointing there was no love for Lake Erie.

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the. AWT page and check out the standing for the rest of the crew.

The Reef Warriors are making us proud.

Sandro is in the masters division which as of this post has not started yet.

Cam got through the 1st round in the amateur division, with Dave, and Casey well seated in the same competition.

Wendy, Casey’s, big sis and a Hatteras regular finished 5th in the ladies division.

So far a good showing by our Great sailors from the Great Lakes.

There are many other events going on as well and I will keep you posted on how our guys do.

Best of luck the rest of the way!

Dan the Champ!

Casey’s Blog:

I want to give a Huge shout out to fellow Reef Warrior and good friend Dan Thomson for just Winning the 2014 AWT Amateur Overall Tour Champion.  An incredible impressive job well done.  It blows my mind how a school teacher from Ontario Canada with a normal “day job” can beat out the best Amateur wave sailors from around the country/world.  Then again he does sail Da Reef.

Hit the Lip!

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AWT Hatteras 2014

Casey’s Blog:
Another awesome Wave jam is in the books. First off I have to thank the Hatteras and AWT crew who worked very hard and pulled off a great event. Second off, thank you all Reef Warriors and family for all the support and great stoke.
This year the amateur division was really stacked with more incredible talent then ever from all over the world, but after the Spray settled I came up a little short this year and scored a very happy Second place. Congrats to Ian stokes(skinny kid) for taken the well deserved Win.
also Congrats to fellow Reef warrior’s, Dan Thomson(3rd masters, 5th amateur), Jim king (3rd grand masters), Cecilia (2nd women’s). Just more proof of how good of a World class wave sailing spot Da Reef is.
I will post more pics soon.

That’s my game face.
Me Congrats to Ian Stokes right after final.
Charging for a big Lip Smack!
Dan Thomson Nice Off the Lip!
“C” going out to charge.
Cam Snuggle with his new mast. He won at the AWT raffle. He has a purple horseshoe somewhere?
On the podium again! Sweet.