Cape Cod Wahines wind, wave, and kitesurfing

Posts tagged with “surfing”

Sound and water, my two greatest joys

Friday, 20 February, 2015

Sara Grady, surfing wahine My two greatest joys in life are the ocean and music, and they have more in common than you would initially think. From a purely scientific perspective, ocean waves and sound waves are very similar. They have amplitude, which we feel as the height of the swell as we sit on […]

Wind, waves, and friends

Monday, 20 May, 2013

Cathleen Creedon , kite, wave, and windsurfing wahine For the past 15 years, I have lived on the Cape – and thanks to my husband, Matt, who is the reason I am here, I was introduced to water sports.  I had always summered on the Cape and loved it here and felt a remarkable draw […]

Spring fever

Monday, 20 May, 2013

Desiree Moyer, kite, wave, and windsurfing wahine Yeah, yeah, you know my opinion about winter surfing — that it rules, of course. But on Sunday [April 25], spring fever gave me a call and I answered. After working all morning and early afternoon and taking time out for a short hike with a few of […]

Why Ski When You Can Surf?

Monday, 20 May, 2013

Desiree Moyer, kite, wave, and windsurfing wahine “Wow, are you crazy or addicted…or both?!” Folks say that to me as I grab my board and run to the water. Ahhh, winter surfing! To me, off-season surfing just plain ROCKS. With the right gear and a light wind, a sunny, 40 degree day with waist high […]

Surfing the Cape Cod National Seashore

Monday, 20 May, 2013

By Carrie Crook, surfing wahine Surfing the Cape Cod National Seashore is always an adventure. You never know what you might encounter on your trek out to the beach or as you paddle out to your favorite spot.The wildlife is one of the best parts of surfing. There is nothing like riding a wave and […]

Wahine Sponsor Spotlight on: The Pump House Surf Shop

Monday, 20 May, 2013

By Marietta Hitzemann If you’re looking for a well-stocked surf shop that specializes in high-quality gear, hand-selected for our local Cape Cod conditions, check out the Pump House Surf Shop in Orleans. The owners, Matt Rivers and Jamie Demetri, have lived on the Cape their entire lives and have been CCW sponsors since 2006. By the way, […]

Wahine Spotlight on: Barb Knowlton, aka Pinky

Monday, 20 May, 2013

Windsurfing since: Well, a little in the 80s. Surfing since: 2003 Favorite beach for each: I like to surf in Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, or Ptown — wherever has the best break for that particular day. Land life: My husband, Steve, and I live in Chatham, MA with our daughter Whitney, who is 9. Whitney is […]

Why did the surfers go to Cape Hatteras, a windsurfing mecca, in April?

Monday, 20 May, 2013

Marietta Hitzemann, surfing wahine A. To stare at the ocean and watch dolphins for a week. Actually, there’s surfing to be had on Cape Hatteras and at least one pro surfer from Buxton, NC. Sadly for me, I’d forgotten my contacts and had limited success with surfing while blind. But our week in Buxton (April 10-17, 2010) was […]

Can you surf in your diving gear?

Monday, 20 May, 2013

Sara Grady, surfing wahine I have a secret. I am also a diver. Chances are, if you see someone wandering around a parking lot in a wetsuit, they’re either going surfing (of some variety) or diving, but it seems never the twain shall meet. The diver’s realm is below the waves, the surfer’s realm is […]

Sharing the waves with sharks

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013

Marietta Hitzemann, surfing wahine Last fall several great white sharks followed the food all the way to Chatham and had many of the local kiters, surfers, and windsurfers justifiably nervous. It’s always a good idea to respect the predator, but are sharks on Cape Cod really something to worry about? And, if so, what do we need […]