warm-water day in
March, Part 2
March 11, at Cape Hatteras are few and far between.
I got to the beach that morning just as the sun was coming up.
The wind was out of the west at 25 to 30 mph, and it was really cold
out there. In fact, it was miserable standing there looking
I was with some surfing friends, and we checked out a few different
spots, but really couldn’t decide on where to surf. We were
playing the “tide game.” Some spots break better on a high tide, while
others are better at low tide.
We did notice one thing while we checking all of the different
breaks. There were Portuguese man-of-wars all over the
beach. And they were not small ones. It was weird to see them
the winter. They blow in off the Gulf Stream, which means
At the Avon Pier, we decided to put our hands in the water. We couldn't
believe the water temperature. It felt like you were putting
hand into a microwave – it was that warm.
You have to understand that the water temperature two days before was
in the mid-40s.
My friends ended up surfing all day.
I shot photos from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and was fried at the end of
It was a good day, and I hope you enjoy the photos.