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Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraisers

November 12th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm to hit New York and New Jersey since 1938. It was also the costliest storm to hit our region, racking up damage costs comparable to Hurricane Katrina. Many families along the Jersey Shore and Long Island lost their homes and the death toll totaled more than 110 people. Now, about two weeks after the storm, there are still people powerless, homeless, hungry and freezing on Long Island and in New Jersey. More »

Tropical Tidbits / Tropical Storm Isaac

August 22nd, 2012 by John Zanussi

One of my favorite sources of information during Hurricane Season are the daily videos from Today’s video looks at the current status of Tropical Storm Isaac and takes an in-depth look at its forecast. More »


Tropical Storm Isaac

August 22nd, 2012 by John Zanussi

If you haven’t been following the activity in the Atlantic at all this year, now is the time. We’re approaching the peak of the season which means the tropics will be very active for the next month. As of right now, there are three systems worth watching but the main focus is on Tropical Storm Issac. Isaac became a named storm yesterday morning and is anticipated to strengthen into a hurricane sometime tomorrow. This storm will be a major threat to the Greater Antilles which is the Caribbean island group consisting of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. More »


Tropical Storm Ernesto

August 2nd, 2012 by John Zanussi

Ladies and gents, we have our fifth tropical storm of the 2012 hurricane season. As of the 5pm update from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Ernesto has formed. With its current path it does not look like the East Coast will see any waves from Ernesto. However, anyone in the Caribbean or on the Gulf of Mexico coastline should keep a close eye on this guy. More »


Ten Amazing Hurricane Images

July 11th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Although the Atlantic Hurricane season has hit a slow patch, in a few weeks we’ll be in the thick of it and we’ll be tracking storms hoping for waves. While we wait for that take a look at these ten hurricane images that the Weather Channel has compiled together. More »


2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season Storm Names

June 1st, 2012 by John Zanussi

Today is June 1st which is the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season! Hurricane Season is a time in the year that most people dread but surfers really look forward to. When the masses are worried about a storm making landfall, surfers are hoping for long period ground swell. It’s summer time for the East Coast so the water is warm, the weather is beautiful, and if the right storm is in the Atlantic, the waves are good. Things got started a little early this year with Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl but if you’re wondering what other named storms there will be this year, we’ve got you covered below. More »


Tropical Storm Alberto Brings Waves To East Coast

May 20th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until June 1. However, an early system manifested into the first tropical storm of the season bringing waves up and down the east coast from South Carolina to New Hampshire. More »

The 51 Year Storm

April 11th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

This storm would have make Bodhi aka Patrick Swayze (R.I.P.) froth at the mouth. More »


Alabama Cloud Waves

December 20th, 2011 by John Zanussi

This has to be the coolest thing to come out of Alabama since Forest Gump. Yesterday, photos of these wave shaped clouds made their rounds on the internet. When I first saw them I immediately thought it was someone screwing around in Photoshop. After some video popped up (below) and a few google searches, I found myself reading about Kelvin-Helmholtz instability which is the cause of the amazingly cool looking clouds. More »


Tropical Storm Sean

November 8th, 2011 by John Zanussi

Just because it’s November it doesn’t mean that Hurricane Season is over. Although activity during this time of year is rare there are still 22 days before the season ends. Last week we saw a pretty heavy nor’easter roll through the area which is usual for this time of year.  The storm did quite a lot of damage in the Northeast but it also brought some real good waves. This week we’ve got the 18th named storm of the season, Tropical Storm Sean, making his way up the Atlantic. More »

Photography, Swell Events, Weather

Hurricane Irene Lights Up The Northeast

September 1st, 2011 by John Zanussi

Hurricane Irene started out as a broad tropical wave off the west coast of Africa and matured into one of the most damaging storm to wreak havoc on the East Coast in many years. Hurricane Irene caused power outages for over 1 million people, knocked down trees and power lines, flooded rivers, and caused 40 plus deaths from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. However, it wasn’t just damage and devastation that Irene caused, she also sent a ton of waves to the area. The photos we have below are mostly from New Jersey but it gives you a good glimpse into how good it can on the Right Coast when the tropics heat up in late summer. More »


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