Chilly days of heavy winds, thunderstorms, and torrential downpours followed by a day of sunny skies andÂ 60 degree air temps means it’s officially spring time in the Northeast. With all thatÂ squallyÂ weather usually comes some excellent waves and depending on what the wind does after the weather moves away determines where it will be going off. In the case of this past Sunday the winds were West, which to me (and most other surfers in the area) means getting in your car and driving to New Jersey where it will be offshore and most likely firing. The famous saying is that April showers bring May flowers but in our case on the East Coast it also means that April Showers brings waves!
This is what most of the beaches up and down the Jersey shore looked like all day on Sunday. Photo: Econ
One of the many barrels Jamie Moran spent time in on Sunday. Mantoloking, NJ. Photo: Joseph Guagliardo
I’m sure a ton of waves just like this one in Spring Lake, NJ went unridden on Sunday. Photo: David Walker
Grinding hollow rights were to be had by all on Sunday. Photo: Scott A. Miller
The NASA GOES satellite shows the huge area of low pressure that swept across the Northeast on Saturday and ultimately setup a real fun day of waves for the region. Photo: GOES Project
A new contract with Billabong and an amazing day of waves. Rob Kelly must be stoked! Photo: Jim Gray
The winds werenâ€™t favorable for clean waves in New York on Sunday, but we had our own share of fun last week. Eastern Long Island. Photo: Econ
All the NJ guys were out doing their thing. Here’s Clay Pollioni showing off what the lefts had to offer. Photo: Joseph Guagliardo
It was a regular footers dream on Sunday but the goofy footed guys still got a fair share of shacks. Photo: Scott A. Miller
One of the many reasons they call it the Dirty Jerz. Photo: Econ
Most of the photos you’ll see show empty hollow waves or guys getting barreled. It’s nice to see Rob Kelly throwing down a slash. Photo: Jim Gray
Jersey is better known for it’s peeling rights but don’t think for a second the lefts aren’t just as good and just as hollow. Photo: Mike Calabria
This was our first official photo feature so I want to say thanks to all the photogs who sent me their stuff. If you’re a photographer on the East Coast and want to see your photos on SURFBANG.com, send me an email at jz [at] surfbang.com.