Nags Head, Spring 2007 - Storm "Andrea". Photos by Barrett Walker and Blanka Zeman

The last week in Nags Head began like a lion as a Northeaster named "Andrea" roared in, but ended like a lamb as warm breezes swing to the South.

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Marcel & Blanka take in O'Neill Surfing Contest in Nags Head
Marcel & Blanka take in O'Neill Surfing Contest in Nags Head
1. Marcel & Blanka take in O'Neill Surfing Contest in Nags Head
Pro kiter in surf
Pro kiter in surf
2. Pro kiter in surf
Surfing Contestants grinning as Northeaster brings waves.
Surfing Contestants grinning as Northeaster brings waves.
3. Surfing Contestants grinning as Northeaster brings waves.
Magazine photographer
Magazine photographer
4. Magazine photographer with a $10,000 telephoto camera. That's how they get those great photos...
Surfer showing winning moves
Surfer showing winning moves
5. Surfer showing winning form
Northeaster gains strength over Roanoke Sound
Northeaster gains strength over Roanoke Sound
6. Northeaster gains strength over Roanoke Sound
Adam, Marcel & Barrett ready sail in gale force winds
Adam, Marcel & Barrett ready sail in gale force winds
7. Rubber-clad windsurfers, Adam, Marcel, & Barrett ready to challenge gale-force winds
Adam on a 3.4 meter sail
Adam on a 3.4 meter sail
8. Adam powered on a 3.4 meter sail. Despite fierce winds, the shallow water of Roanoke Sound eases...
Look Now No Hands
Look Now No Hands
9. Look Quick - No Hands!
Marcel breaking his high wind record
Marcel breaking his high wind record
11 Marcel breaking his record sailing in high wind
Barrett leaning into 40 - 55 mph wind on the ocean beach
Barrett leaning into 40 - 55 mph wind on the ocean beach
12 Barrett leaning into 40 - 55 mph wind on the ocean beach, getting blasted by flying sand and...
Peggy & Blanka prepare home cooked pizzas as gale force winds rock our house
Peggy & Blanka prepare home cooked pizzas as gale force winds rock our house
13 With wind too high to windsurf, Peggy & Blanka prepare home-cooked pizzas.
Crew for last week in Nags Head. Alma & Bob, Blanka & Marcel, Ron, Peggy &a Barrett, Adam
Crew for last week in Nags Head. Alma & Bob, Blanka & Marcel, Ron, Peggy & Barrett, Adam
14 Crew for last week in Nags Head. Alma & Bob, Blanka & Marcel, Ron, Peggy & Barrett,...
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Marcel & Blanka as sunset heralds end of two-day storm
Peggy admires rainbow from our deck as storm winds diminish
Peggy admires rainbow from our deck as storm winds diminish
15 Peggy admires rainbow from our deck as storm winds diminish
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18_Marcel_pictured_by_Barrett_as_they_sail_together
18 Marcel pictured by Barrett as they sail together
Adam, Barrett & Marcel enjoying a final day of warm, steady wind
Adam, Barrett & Marcel enjoying a final day of warm, steady wind
19. Adam, Barrett & Marcel enjoying a final day of warm, steady wind. This & following...
Barrett enjoys the freedom of no-wetsuit sailing as the Sound warms to 76F
Barrett enjoys the freedom of no-wetsuit sailing as the Sound warms to 76F
20. Barrett enjoys the freedom of no-wetsuit sailing as the Sound warms to 76F
Marcel gets comfortable
Marcel gets comfortable
21. Marcel gets comfortable
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Marcel, Blanka & Adam. Our windsurfing house is in the center, under the flock of pelicans.
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Ron DeMarinis with his trusty E-Rock. Ron organizes the windurfing house, is an incredible chef,...
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Here is what a steady 45mph wind looks like on Pamlico Sound (view outside Nitrojiber's rental...
Spectacular high speed crash
Spectacular high speed crash
Nice jump followed by spectacular "see next picture"