• Wednesday, December 31st

Windsurfing fans will want to plan a trip to Hatteras Island in mid-September for the annual Hatteras Wave Jam, a fantastic event that includes both the sport's best windsurfers as well as newcomers who just want to spend a day enjoying the Atlantic waves.

The Hatteras Wave Jam originated as a grassroots event that encouraged local windsurfers to celebrate for a couple days on the open ocean, and simply enjoy the ride. Local windsurfing companies sponsored the event, and over time, the event attracted top windsurfers from all over the world.

Today, the event features fun-filled days of riding the waves in between Avon and Buxton, and is capped off with nightly activities and celebrations. Laid back but exceptionally fun, the Wave Jam has become an invitation to windsurfers from across the globe to come to Hatteras Island and enjoy the fantastic open waters. The event generally lasts around 5 days, and is an informal gathering. Participants can choose to attend a single day, the entire event, or just sit on the beach and enjoy the show. In recent years, some of the biggest names in the sport have even made appearances, so be prepared to ride along windsurfing's best in an easy-going, competition free environment.

For windsurfers who just want to enjoy the water with their friends and colleagues, or mid-September visitors who want to catch a spectacular display over the ocean, Wave Jam is a fantastically fun event that promises everyone a great time, and an even better ride.