Thinking of those dealing with no power, evacuation and such destructive, icy flooding.
January 5, 2018 vs Storm January 4, 2018
Today here come the surfers
Rocks have clear icy layers and crunch pack, some pockets of drift
I’m following up on yesterday’s post, which was stopped midstream as we lost power. Scroll below for quick snaps and videos from my walk to Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, and side streets.
GOOD HARBOR BEACH 1.4.18
About 2PM January 4, 2017 (high tide was several hours earlier)
Good Harbor Beach on sand looking out to Salt Island (from Good Harbor Beach Inn side of beach) Yes, the waves were rolling over the wall up to the homes but infrequently at this time. I don’t know what it was like at high tide.
(more Good Harbor Beach and Long beach below the break)
As one bank of clouds departed, another soon took its place. The waves were wild and wooly but the surfers were out in full force at GHB and Brace Cove.
Pretty Spindrift Wave
Not for the faint of heart–from where I was standing way across on the other side of the Cove you could hear the roar of the waves slamming Brace Rock–would you ever try this?
Beautiful fifty degree weather today and happy to be home to Gloucester. Running errands this morning and just had to stop at the Jodrey Fish Pier for the view and take a walk on Good Harbor Beach on this glorious and unseasonably warm day.
Love seeing the growing number of surfers along Cape Ann beaches. Perhaps Hurricane Gaston will bring the Big Swells!
Good Harbor Beach Surfers
I headed out to capture some footage during the epic 40 degree heat wave on Sunday. I came across some guys who where also a little restless to get back to the great outdoors. I never met them, so I don’t have their names. I shot some pretty cool video, but I thought I would share some snap shots first. Now you have to have a very solid set of stones to paddle out in these waters this time of year. New England has some pretty decent waves in the off season, so it’s not really ever “off-season” for the surfers. If you know these kats, tell them to hit me up!
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CHASING A SET
PADDLE FOR IT
THE PAY OFF
SHORT BOARD FUN
Surfers Kyle Grant and Jonathan Macdonald Surf Mong Cove
Brace Rock on the left with ginormous waves crashing onto the path behind the retreat. I estimate the trees on the right to be about 20-25 feet in height. ~ Click photos to view larger.
Seagulls and Buffleheads
Brace Cove Surfers ~ more than only seagulls and buffleheads being tossed around in the surf!
View standing on the flooded path, looking towards the Atlantic
Gloucester’s Good Harbor Beach Surfers at Daybreak in Autumn
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I often see the surfers arriving en mass at daybreak and then departing around 8:30–I imagine heading off to work. What a terrific way to start the work day! For the daily New England surf forecast, visit New England Surf.
Good Harbor Beach
Went to watch these surfers with kites.. it reminds me of snow boarding on the water with kites. Looks fun
another reason I love it here…
Simon and his dog Hazel
A quick video of Mike and Pete – Gloucester Surfers and a great photo by Charlie Carroll
Photo by Charlie Carroll