Great Surfing During Hurricane Season in New England

As the hurricane season comes to an end, it makes me pause for a reflection on all the great days of surf that hit New England beaches.  If you were one of the many that rode to the coast for Hurricane Bill you were fortunate enough to see the ocean at it’s most impressive.

For those in the Newport, RI area there were the likes of Ian Walsh (big wave charger from North Shore Oahu) absolutely shredding top to bottom on Ruggles ragged cliffs. Followed up with Garrett McNamara dropping in on some Bombs out the back at Marines on a stand-up paddle board!  Whether a surfer or spectator it was a great day.

Hurricane Bill seem to set in motion a great season of Tropical Storm Danny, some early Nor’easters and a last dance of the season with Ida forming a nice Nor’ester when slipping into the Atlantic.

If you were a fortunate person with reliable transportation there was surf to be had in Cape Cod, Rye Rocks NH, and some friends of Heal even made it up to Maine.  So here’s to you Hurricane Season, it was good, it was fun, but now I gotta move onto the Winter Season and all it’s glory!!! Pray for Surf!

Nov. 2009 in RI


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