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Reason to love New England #147

 

Don’t ask me what the other 146 reasons are.  They constantly change… but there are too many to list.

Today’s reason is that while most people were just getting up and starting to shovel their cars out after Hercules dumped snow on us, a few souls braved the negative wind chills to find solitary surf.  Snow covered cars, unplowed roads, single digit temps, 20mph winds, frozen salt water covering the rocks – it didn’t matter.  The call to surf is strong.

Here’s to winter surfing!

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Surfing the Nothings

Tuesday was colder and the surf smaller than the previous few days. The sky and light were amazing, though, and I had to pull over to take a picture on my way to check the surf. The only place I could find was a cemetery.  Respect to the McIntyres…13-5-14_2ndBeach_0010

 

We held court on the wall trying to decide whether to surf or not.  Then Katie showed up, put on this hat, and the decision was made.  Got to surf when friends come home.13-5-14_2ndBeach_0023

 

After a few hours of surf and catching up with everyone, it was time to take pictures.  What a sky!13-5-14_2ndBeach_0067

 

Greg and Cheyne called in sick and stayed in the water all day. Here they are discussing hydrodynamics and fin selection.13-5-14_2ndBeach_0029

 

Then one of the rare sets came through and they got back to surfing.13-5-14_2ndBeach_007913-5-14_2ndBeach_008213-5-14_2ndBeach_0078-1

 

Greg doesn’t surf so much as walk on water…

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Greg spotted an outside set and had to warn me before a wave destroyed my camera. See the concern in his face.13-5-14_2ndBeach_0043

 

After saving my camera and the day, Greg went out to catch one of these monster waves for himself.13-5-14_2ndBeach_005013-5-14_2ndBeach_0074

 

Pete showed up to watch and the coolness factor went through the roof.  Check out that helmet.13-5-14_2ndBeach_0099

 

Pete knew someone out in the water and blew his cool. “Hi! Hey I know that guy!”13-5-14_2ndBeach_0089

 

Thankfully, Pete composed himself quickly and coolness was restored.13-5-14_2ndBeach_0086     13-5-14_2ndBeach_0071     13-5-14_2ndBeach_0034   Click on this link for more images.

Small Day of Surf in RI.

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Surf Island Video

For those of you who didn’t know we have good surf in Rhode Island, well we do. Here’s a video of some of the best over the last year.  I hope it brings inspiration to Irene for a visit later this week.