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New Jersey wakes up with another big surf swell

Yup, this was New Jersey this past sunday. I'm not sure exactly where in New Jersey this was taken, but it was pretty epic no matter where you were at the jersey shore. 

Also, this swell seems to have taken it's toll on some surfers. http://instagram.com/p/jEuuUoFKC6/ Literally a back breaking swell.

New Jersey epic winter swell

It's good to see somebody captured the amazing frigid swells New jersey has gotten in the winter of 2013/14. Hop on over to Surfline and check out the last wave in the video, an epic 3 barrel ride.

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/over-the-wall_107508/

Photo by: Tim Leopold

New Jersey's best surf winter ever?

Photo: Joanne O'Shaughnessy

I haven't been surfing very long, but I can agree, this has been the best winter surf New Jersey has had in my limited surf-lifetime. Surfline did another great special on what NJ had to offer and will hopefully continue for the future. You would think this was northern Cali, but I'm proud to say it's New Jersey.

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/season-to-remember-new-jersey_108220/

Surfing Bertha

So the east coast had hurricane Bertha pass off shore, bring a nice summer swell this august. Unfortunately the waves were a bit too fast and got up to head high. If you had the skills it was epic. For the rest of us little folk, it was just practice. Here's a little clip I made before I went in. The waves eventually got up to about chest to head.

http://youtu.be/C9gOygqQiUY

Surfing New Jersey Hurricane Gonzalo

Another great swell passed New Jersey in mid october. While I wasn't personaly about to surf the actual weekend it came on. I did get a chance to enjoy it the day before. It was impressive and I haven't seen so many consistent barrels since the winter. Before I jumped in I was able to take a quick video of a couple surfers getting shacked. Jersey surfing is slowly waking up to the winter swells. Lets see what the future holds.

If you need more images check out Surfer's View instagram roundup. http://thesurfersview.com/hurricane-gonazlo-instagram-roundup.

Update

And boom, New jersey made it onto Surfer http://www.surfermag.com/photos/hello-hurricane-gonzalo/