Surfers all along the Mid-Atlantic region gave much thanks this Thanksgiving, as a significant sized SE medium period swell/SSE windswell mix from Winter Storm Boreas lit up the coastline! Those who were lucky enough to be virtually anywhere along the Jersey Shore scored big time! Wednesday started off large and unruly, with monsterous, life-threatening waves churning in an unpredictable manner, mainly due by the stiff S/SSW winds that have been wreaking havoc on the ocean overnight. By the time noon approached, these winds shifted a favorable WNW, turning the conditions ON! If you timed the paddle out right, you found yourself floating over super-hollow, mountainous waves in which packed a punch! It's tough to say whether surfers got more barrels, or took more wipeouts on Wednesday. Regardless, it was a day for the ages! The conditions improved significantly as the tide filled in before dark, creating more makeable waves than earlier in the day!
The wave size dropped off a bit for Thanksgiving Day, but offered much better form! Surfers from all over snuck out early before dinner, battling freezing conditions and brutal wind chills that were in the teens, just to embark on the epic conditions this swell had to offer! After hearing about the conditions and seeing insane pictures on social media from Wednesday, everyone busted out their winter gear and wanted a piece of this swell! Solid head high + waves and stiff offshore winds made for an epic time all day long! We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend and were able to make it out in the water for this amazing swell! Enjoy the photo feature!
On Saturday April 20th, New Jersey got some fun, semi-consistent surf from a SE windswell. The weather was warm, the winds were offshore and the stoke factor, of summer being just around the corner, was at an all time high. For those that had a chance to pull off 2 sessions that day...We salute you!
Each winter, Oahu’s illustrious North Shore serves up some of the largest and most impressive waves in the world. Massive storm generated swells make a long trek across the Northern Pacific to pummel the islands reef breaks and the areas shoreline. Experienced surfers from all over the globe, travel thousands of miles to tackle some of the best waves this planet has to offer, including many from the NY/NJ region!
As the Northeast braced itself for winter storm Nemo, TSV jumped on a flight out of JFK to Honolulu in attempt to escape the brutal cold conditions forecasted for the week ahead. With temperatures in the 80’s and wave heights in the 7-12ft range projected throughout the week, there wasn’t a doubt in our mind that we were making a wrong decision! Upon arrival, we were greeted with beautiful weather, surreal rainbow sightings, aqua blue ocean water with temps in the mid 70’s, gorgeous women, friendly locals and super fun waves! Between surf sessions throughout the North Shore, we were able to capture the raw power of what Hawaii has to offer during an average week in the winter. Enjoy!
This January went down as one of the worst months of surf in the Mid Atlantic... EVER. Granted, there was a decent session around mid-month, which was a whopping waist high with inconsistent belly high sets.
There weren't any live webcasts happening or local content coming in anywhere to keep us stoked!