Summer 2014

Sunrise in NH

Photo Bryan Nicholson

Summer 2014

Sunrise at the Beach

Photo Bryan Nicholson

Unknown in a nice barrel

March 2014 in NH

Photo Bryan Nicholson

Joel Feid

March 2014 in NH

Photo Bryan Nicholson

March 2014 in NH

Photo Bryan Nicholson

ESA Contest Season Gears Up

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2014 Battle of the Beach

2014 Battle of the Beach

Conrad Ferla should be known as the P.T. Barnum of the New England surf scene, after running one of the biggest and craziest contests of all time, this past weekend at the world famous Narragansett Town Beach. His pre-contest promotion and month long hype brought in both past and present competitors from as far away as California, and the surfing proved to be as good as advertised. Katie Zulo, Conrad Ferla, Sara Procaccini. Photo: Joe McGovern. “The open format made for some interesting heats, as an even mix of oldsters and youngsters advanced through the many rounds,” said ESA Competition Director Mario...

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Surf’s UP for Grom Fest 2014

Surf’s UP for Grom Fest 2014

When contest officials pulled up to the town beach, the surf was looking weak. “The winds were expected to blow hard from the east, and we were counting on getting a solid wind swell off of it,” said ESA Competition Director Mario Frade. “And that is exactly what happened. By the end of the first heat, it was a ridable 2-3 feet.” Menehune Boys. Photo by Katy Giffault. This is the third year that the contest has ran, thanks to the New England Institute of Science and Sailing, and Mistral Dodson, who came up with the idea. “Surfing is one of our...

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