CLIF Bar Cold Shot Challenge 2.0


The second annual Clifbar Cold Shot Challenge hosted by NYSEA starts today. The premier East Coast cold weather surf photo contest. This year we’re expanding the playing field, adding new categories and increasing the purse. Open to the public, photographers can now submit entries as far north as Maine, all the way down to North Carolina. Who’s going to claim their portion of the $6,000 purse? Join in on our annual celebration of winter surf photography here on the east coast. Submit your photos at Those who bear the elements in the winter, and flat spells in the summer seem to gain a special appreciation for surfing and the commitment that comes with it. When we think of East Coast surfing, we think of jetty to jetty waves, spitting sand barrels, and ice cream headaches from duck diving 8ft sets in 39 degree water temperature. The Clifbar Cold Shot Challenge brings together this core community in a celebration of photography, adventure, and dedication towards the winter surf culture on the East Coast.