Photography and notes by Matthew Clark
Author: Long Island Pulse | Published: Monday, November 19, 2012
Leaving just footprints, an unidentified surfer dashes across the frozen beach during a Nor’easter. While whiteout conditions deter most people from driving, the winter wetsuit separating his skin from cold is all this brave soul needs to call the waves his own.
Blake Ferraro and Skanda Stack cross Point Lookout’s snow dunes in mid-February.
Will Skudin of Skudin Surf in Long Beach navigates an Oregon “Slab” in shark-infested waters.
James Theobald of Wantagh at Lido Beach.
Joe Parrino of Wantagh stands on the high tide mark post-Nor’easter after pulling 7mm-thick booties over his freezing feet in a parking lot.
An unidentified surfer bottom turns into a barrel as seagulls take flight during the heaviest part of this storm’s snowfall.
James Theobald threading himself and his board through a seaweed barrel. The only exposed part of James’ body is his face.
The golden colors of a sunlit barrel in New York. The sky, the lip of the wave and the roof of the barrel.
Unidentified surfer makes his way up a wood path from a session in the January Atlantic. Frostbite is common in winter surfing, however, I’ve never heard of anyone losing anything from it.
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