2014 Battle of the Beach

Photo Joe McGovern

Summer 2014

Sunrise in NH

Photo Bryan Nicholson

Summer 2014

Sunrise at the Beach

Photo Bryan Nicholson

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2014 Holiday Surfabout

2014 Holiday Surfabout

It was a week of snowstorms in the northeast, high winds, and freezing air temperatures, as many ski areas opened for the season. ESA officials saw a small window of opportunity to run the 2014 Holiday Surfabout in between the last day of frigid and flat conditions, and a huge ocean storm that was expected to arrive the following day. “There was surf, sunny skies, and tolerable air temperatures, so we ran with it,” said ESA Competition Director Mario Frade. “We were lucky to pull it off with the two big storms on the way this week.” This contest concluded...

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Surfers Score with Hurricane Gonzalo

Surfers Score with Hurricane Gonzalo

The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame ran out of luck in the waning minutes of the big game against Florida State on Saturday. Meanwhile, it was the Eastern Surfing Association that ran into some genuine luck on that same day. Hurricane Gonzalo randomly slipped by the Rhode Island coastline, on the day of a contest that was scheduled 6 months ago. What transpired were epic surf conditions at the Narragansett Town Beach, loaded with hollow, overhead barrels and dramatic wipe-outs in the merciless shore break. Ron Belanger. Photo: Joe McGovern. “Surprisingly, because of the strong southwest winds, the town beach was actually...

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