If you think it’s cold in the North Jersey/New York area right now, maybe this will warm you up a bit. I’d like to welcome you in to 2010 with a winter surfing video.
This clip was shot on the day after “Boxing Day” (Dec 27th) in the North Jersey shore, not that far from where they film the TV reality show. The waves were a little overhead and too scary for me. Plus I just pinched my sciatic nerve that morning so that’s my excuse for not getting in. Anyone who knows me will vouch that I’m not afraid of cold water.
In the first minute, my buddy John is paddling out through the current. Notice how quickly he gets to the lineup. The rip tides were so strong this day that people were getting swept out – which was a little hairy. Most were paddling all the time to avoid getting swallowed by the Atlantic.
At about 1’30″ in, someone drops in and gets some top/bottom turns. Payback!