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Welcome to the Hatteras Loop Fest 2018

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Hatteras Loop Fest 2018 is a new Hatteras windsurfing event to encourage aspiring forward loopers to make the commit! The event will last throughout the month of June, 2008 and will include informal gatherings oceanside on the Outer Banks to provide friendly tips from local loopers and more importantly, sailing encouragement to go for it by watching others doing it! Coordination of session locales will be set though the OBX Beach Life Forum. Simply check the forum for where the action is happening on any given windy day. Additionally, other events are scheduled. Check the schedule for complete details.
Register here on the web site, show up, rig up, and commit!
Hatteras Loop Fest 2008 is a wrap!! The event was a complete success with two stoked new FWD Loop Committers, a fun and informative Loop Clinic, an action packed LoopOff contest and awards party, and just some perfect summer time windy weather in Hatteras!!

Commit Fest Successes: - George Markopoulos, and Ken Kellar

Both George and Ken not only overcame the commit hurdle, but both threw some exceptionally clean rotations during the session at Lifeguard Beach on Sunday June 29!!

LoopOff Results
  • LoopOff King > Keith McCulloch
    Keith simply had the most consistent and spot on loops! As one spectator commented "he's a looping machine!"
  • Most Loops > Andy McKinney
    Andy was hucking one after the other both going out and coming in! Bam, bam, bam,... he was going for it spinning that rig all over the place!!
  • Most Spectacular Loop > Jeff Jones
    Jeff has not looped in years, but he still definitely has the juice! The judges unanimously voted one of his FWDs as perfection! Scored the only 5 in the 1 though 5 ranking system, Jeff's loop impressed all who saw it! On top of that, Jeff hit it while riding an "old slalom board!"
  • LoopOff Masters > Donny Bowers
    Us "young bucks" wonder if we will still be looping at 50+?! Well, Donny was out there hucking one after the other impressing the crowd, judges, photograhers, and fellow participants! He is a true loop master!!
  • Best Loop Crash > Bill Bell
    Bill attempted a one handed FWD during the event! He rotated successfully, with a huge splashdown on impact! It was a great first for him in his aerial looping!

See more videos!

A grand prize will be awarded to the first successful FWD loop commit captured on video. GoPros will be mounted on participant's rigs once they have successfully committed to record the feat. Videos, photos, participants, and prizes will be posted on the site for all to see!

For 2008, a number of OBX Beach Life visitors noted the FWD loop as their number one windsurfing goal for the year. The month of June on the Outer Banks will hopefully help them achieve that goal!

Are you ready to rotate?!

For more information, sponsorship, or to get involved, contact: Bill Bell

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Latest News
June 27, 2008
LoopOff Saturday June 28, 5:00pm
The LoopOff is on schedule for Saturday starting at 5:00pm. Epic conditions are forecast! The event will be held at Ego Beach across from Canadian Hole. "Loopers" meeting at 4:45pm.
June 22, 2008
LoopOff Tentatively Postponed Until June 27 - 29
The lack of wind this weekend has prompted the need to push the LoopOff to next weekend. Stay tuned to the OBX Beach Life forum (see above) for the latest news regarding the LoopOff. The Commit Fest continues though the month. June has to throw us a few more windy days?!
June 18, 2008
First Successful FWD Loop Commit Today!!
Today, George Markopoulos successfully committed to rotating a FWD loop! See the preliminary report at OBX Beach Life.

Congratulations George!!
June 15, 2008
Fun Time at the Loop Clinic
We had a fun and successful Loop Clinic hosted by Sailworld and Andy McKinney. See the writeup and photos at OBX Beach Life and Lost in Hatteras.
June 13, 2008
LoopOff Trophies Arrived!
The Hatteras Loop Fest LoopOff trophies arrived today! Check them out!
June 09, 2008
Event T-Shirts Arrived Today!
The Hatteras Loop Fest 2008 t-shirts are in and look SWEET! All registered participants receive a FREE shirt! If you have not signed up yet, here is another reason to join the Fest!
May 19, 2008
GoPro Onboard as New Sponsor
GoPro is the latest official sponsor for Hatteras Loop Fest! Their latest Helmet HERO camera will be perfect for capturing the onboard commit/loop action!
May 16, 2008
New Sponsors!
Sailworld Hatteras and Dakine are onboard for the Hatteras LoopFest 2008! Check out the full list of current sponsors.
May 15, 2008
New Hatteras LoopFest Logo!
Hatteras LoopFest LogoWe have a new logo for Hatteras LoopFest! See it as the opener for the Primer video, and as the opener for all future LoopFest videos throughout the event, as well as on the t-shirt!
May 01, 2008
Box of Goodies from Quatro!
Its May 1st and one month to go for the start of Hatteras LoopFest 2008! If you have not registered, another reason to sign up arrived in the mail this week! A package from Quatro filled with goodies for participants of the event!
April 21, 2008
Helmets for FWD Commit Fest!
Ocean Air will be donating helmets for use during the FWD Commit Fest sessions to keep your head and ear safe! One more reason to give it a shot!
April 20, 2008
Win a New Simmer Sail!
Avon Sailhouse is offering a new Simmer Sail along with some other swag for the LoopFest! If you have not yet registered, here is another reason to add your name to the "who's in" list today!
April 11, 2008
New Sponsor!
New England Windsurfing Journal is onboard as a new sponsor for the event!
April 11, 2008
New Sponsor!
iWindsurf.com is onboard as a new sponsor for the Hatteras Loop Fest!
April 11, 2008
Schedule of Events Added
A schedule of Events has been added to clarify what will be happening during the month of June. Stay tuned to the schedule as additional updates will be posted there.
April 11, 2008
Event Name Change - Hatteras Loop Fest 2008
Due to trademark issues with "OBX," the site has been renamed to "Hatteras Loop Fest." The change is specifically for print publication, advertising, and t-shirt design. OBX or Hatteras, its all good!
April 10, 2008
New Sponsor!
WindsurfDeal.com is on board as a sponsor for the event, offering a new KA Wave Sail! If you have not registered yet, be sure to sign up!
April 10, 2008
WindMap Integration!
Now see the spots directly on the where/when? page. New WindMap integration has been added for easy mapping and launch information. Check it out!

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