Lions March In: Nor’easter Slams New York

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This past weekend saw one hell of a storm in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. A severe Nor’easter swept up the coast and slammed Long Island all day Saturday and into Sunday dumping inches of rain and producing winds of up to 75mph. I guess we got a little tast of what it would be like if a weak Category 1 Hurricane rolled through the area. Most of Long Island was without power all day Sunday and will be for a few more days. There were down trees, telephone poles, and wires all over causing some neighborhoods to look like a disaster area. The ocean was mean and angry on Saturday with severe storm conditions and early Sunday was much of the same. As the wind turned and went more offshore, it cleaned up a little bit and if you were ballsy enough to paddle out and battle the insane drift, there were some bombs to be had.

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Huge grinding lefts were sweeping down the beach with the drift. With water temps in the high 30s and 30mph gusting winds, it took a lot of motivation to paddle out in New York on Sunday. Photo: G. Heine northeastsessions.com

 

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Due to the hectic conditions, many waves went unridden. Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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Most of the waves that were caught were super fast and hard to manage. Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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The bodyboarders seemed to be having an easier time. Brian Vitalo has been scoring lately. Sunday was no exception with this reeling left. Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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There were plenty of against the grain rights to be had too if you were in the right spot at the right time. Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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This nor’easter looked a lot like a weak hurricane on the maps. Maybe we should start naming nor’easters?

 

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Another right hander just peeling off and unridden. Photo: G. Heine northeastsessions.com

 

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The Long Island lefthanders were firing the last 2 days. Long Beach, New York Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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Premium oil barrels and this guy looks like he’s in for a good ol’ fashion working. Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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Checking spots in Long Beach resulted in watching the guys there get swept down from jetty to jetty before even catching a wave. Photo: G. Heine northeastsessions.com

 

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Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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Nice looking slab for once. There was a lot of water moving around though.  Photo: E. Conway reddawnproductions.net

 

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