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!
The Doomsday swell of 2012 hit on December 21st, the day the world was predicted to come to a cataclysmic end. Waking up to a freshly torn up coastline from a terrible storm hours earlier, the winds were freakishly warm. By 10 a.m., the wind switched offshore with SOLID 8ft waves with larger sets at top breaks! For those that made the heavy paddle out, absolutely scored. The conditions went from victory at sea to perfect within just a few hours. Here are some epic shots collected by New Jersey's finest surf photographers on this significant swell event! Also, there are a bunch of amazing videos popping up! Below is a great clip by Christor Lukasiewicz.