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Mid-March Madness: Coldwater Surfing in NJ

Coming back from warm, colorized Panama to dark, wet, and dreary February in Jersey was shocking to the senses. Going back to NJ, bodies were bundled, the skin you did see was pale, and most people wore a constant frown. It was damn depressing. At the beginning of the Panama trip, Tommy told Hank, Dinno, […]

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Bloof haus special

Coast to Coast: February in Panama

Every time I step on a plane or in an airport I think, I’m never going on a surf trip again. From getting bent over by airlines for board bag fees, and losing phones in taxis on the way to the airport, to the always higher-than-expected price of… everything. Is it just me, or does […]

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Peaky perfection for NJ surfers

January 2024 Goes Off With a Bang for NJ Surfers

During one week in January 2024, there were three different swells that would have made a NJ surfer’s month–had they been spaced out that way. As it was, these three swells started on a Sunday in South Jersey, continued midweek with a giant South swell, and ended with a bang on the following Saturday. Did […]

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Land of Lefts Vol. II

At this point, traveling to Costa Rica to find waves just seems too obvious. Yet, like all two-week trips, you’re always leaving some decisions up to chance: Like the possibility of sacrificing waves at home for the unknown. Fortunately, when the “unknown” is one of the longest left point breaks in the world, there’s a […]

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation

Where is the Petro Dragonic Apocalypse?

Is the Petro Dragonic Apocalypse a sequel to Murder of the Universe? For me, the Murder of the Universe album is a bit reminiscent of the movie Alien. While Petro Dragonic Apocalypse: Dawn of the Eternal Night is more like what happens when a hoard of those aliens, and their leader takes over all realms. […]

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The End of 2022 on 35mm B/W Film

In OBX in November of 2022–nothing else mattered but whatever day it was. Living in the moment, day-in and day-out, is why we go on these trips. We know work is lame. So, planning for trips like these are essential to general excellence. There’s nothing better than logging hours with best friends, surfing, and gathering […]

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Viagra Boys in Philly

Viagra Boys Live at Union Transfer in Philadelphia

This show–Lip Critic followed by the Viagra Boys–at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA came right after a tough and depressing Eagles Superbowl loss. Luckily for that sold out show on Tuesday night–lead singer comforted Philly fans by exclaiming that “Kansas City can suck my balls. Fuck em!” “We’re a very athletic band,” he said. His […]

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a wave on a sandbar in OBX

Another OBX Affair

It’s been a decade-long love affair with the Outer Banks. All these years, the trip South has never gotten stale. Each year excitement builds, the weather wanes, and the Southern shores seem more appealing. This year was no different as whispers of the voyage called to travelers from New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and even […]

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Hurricane Fiona: Rhode Island Excursion

Get ready to update your profile photos–the boys are looking like absolute male models here. With a beautiful, rocky backdrop featuring Northeast reef break waves, each photo will garner infinite likes and right swipes galore. Scrolling picture by picture, one can assume a fun trip and an eventual score. This is the Hurricane Fiona swell […]

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Hurricane Earl: Summer 2022

The first Hurricane of the Atlantic’s 2022 season was called Earl. An interesting and long-lasting storm: Surfers on the East Coast rode the swell for four days straight–starting with an extremely fun evening session on Friday September 9th. Going through the photos–I realized they were mostly kinda shitty. This occurred for two reasons: a) the […]

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