I just finished a quick trip to Hatteras. I spent a couple days with friends in a huge sound-front house and then finished the stay at Relaxation Station after the most recent guests checked out.
I had two days of high wind sailing on the sound during which I took a forward loop lesson from Andy, owner of Wind-NC. I made about 30 attemps in about 90 minutes with two complete rotations. I haven't sailed away from one yet but I'm getting there, and I have the bruises to show it!
The next two days were spent stand up paddling and surf-sailing a stand up paddle board. I got caught inside by a big set in light wind and the photo shows the results. A real bummer to break all that gear but what an awesome session! Read more at my friend's site: http://ncboardrider.blogspot.com/
Update, Starboard will honor my warranty claim for the broken board. The sail was already held together with tape and I intentionally used it only with my paddle board because I figured such a big board could be rough on a sail in the surf.
Designed from 24 years of OBX rental experience. The right size and price for active water users: kayakers, stand-up-paddlers, kiters, windsurfers, surfers and fishermen. We want to spend a fair portion of our retirement here so we put a lot of thought into Relaxation Station.
Don't let the low rent mislead you. This is a new house with upscale amenities. The art on display is mostly produced by local resident artists. Folks who have experienced Relaxation Station are amazed at how big the house feels. Relaxation Station is a place you will remember and it will make a great contribution to your beach-going traditions.