August 2nd 2012 - "The NE Summer" is a video in progress that follows two surfboards as they travel across New England during the summer of 2013. One board is a 5'6" Mini Simmons shaped by Jon Wong ("Chino"). The other is a 9'6" 3-stringer longboard shaped by Cape Codder Shawn Vecchione ("Vec").
You can try the boards tomorrow at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet from 7:30am to noon. The next stop will be in Rhode Island on either Thursday or Friday August 8 or 9.
Update August 9th
The NESummer boards will be in Maine, NH and Cape Ann tomorrow,
Saturday, August 10th:
- Higgins Beach, ME: Sunrise-9am
- Rye Rocks/Jenness NH: 11am-1:30pm
- Good Harbor, MA: 3pm....
Come by and give the boards a try.
- Two shapers
- Two surfboards
- Ten spots
- And the New England Surfing Comminity from Rhode Island to Maine
In a nod to the 50th anniversary of "The Endless Summer" the crew at N.E.Surf is producing "The N.E.Summer" a look at surfing in New England during the summer of 2013.
Shapers Shawn Vecchione (aka "Vec") and Jon Wong (aka "Chino") have each made a board for riding New England's summer waves. Taking inspiration from the popular movie Single Fin Yellow we follow the boards as they are taken to surf spots from Rhode Island to Maine and surfed by experts, weekend warriors and newbies. Along the way we seek out the people, places, experiences and things that define New England surfing in summertime.
Featuring video and editing by Justin Lynch.
For years people have been telling me I should move to Colorado in order to ski, ride and climb the big mountains or to move to California to surf big waves. I always have the same reply: no need, we have it all here. New England is not known for big surf, outside of hurricane season or deep powder or miles of class 4 rapids, but we do have everything right in our own backyard if you know where to look.
I make my living teaching people about the outdoors and exposing them to some of the amazing resources we have right here in New England.
One of my favorite things to do is to take a person who has lived in the area their entire life in this area and show them local “treasures” that they had no idea were right here. Treasures like kayaking to the Boston Harbor Islands to rock climb, stand-up paddling in the marshes of Cape Cod, white-water paddling on the Charles River or ice climbing in Worcester, MA.
There are not too many places where you can skin-in for fresh tracks at first light and then drive to the beach for a sun-set surf session all in the same day… but you can do it right here in our own back-yard of New England.
- Born and raised in Worcester, MA and spent summers on the Cape.
- Works full time in the outdoor industry in all forms.
- Over 14 years of professional certified guide and instructor qualifications.
- Surfing (traditional, sup, kayak)
- Kayaking (sea, white water, surf)
- Stand up paddling (surf, race, river)
- Fly fishing
- Back-country snowboarding
- Ice climbing
- Telemark skiing
- Snow kiting.
Motto: "Always learning always teaching."