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“April Fools” in Jersey

There was some doubt about the swell on April 1st, 2022. Throughout March, the last few South swells had been fun–but generally not tubing. It was starting to feel like overhead kegs would remain a distant memory. Alas, April immediately delivered what the Jersey faithful had been waiting for. The swell wasn’t huge, but it […]

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Black & White 35mm Dump

For some reason, the photo galleries that get the most clicks on this website are 35mm film dumps. Not surfing galleries… Not pictures of some of the best waves NJ and the East Coast has to offer… Just dumb photos of people drinking beer and making weird faces at a mishandled Canon. I think it’s […]

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Surfing in Panama: “Choocha Madre”

Finally, I got around to going through all 2,000 photos from a surf trip to Panama. A job that is truly way more fun to do in the moment—wide eyed seeing beautiful, colorful things for the first time ever. Pictures never do anything this awesome the deserved justice.  But as humans, the best we can […]

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Fall 2021 on OBX

Every year, the boys from South Jersey descend upon the Outer Banks of North Carolina in an attempt to get tubed, grill meat over open flame, and become wizards all in one shot. It’s often a hefty ask. However, in most years’ past, the gods of liquor and swell bless the Banks with permitting conditions […]

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Board Review: Kona’s “Jersey Jack”

By Ryan Gallagher The board in question today is called the “Jersey Jack” by Kona Surf Company of Wildwood, NJ. The dims of the board I rode are as follows: 5′ 10″ x 21.9″ wide x 2.7″ thick x 38 liters. The original board concept was shaped by Mike Owen of Cape May and designed […]

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Hurricane Larry Swell in Jersey

Hurricane Larry was a big, beast of a storm. In NJ, the buoys were picking up 15-16 second swell–some unprecedented numbers for this side of the Atlantic Ocean. For this reason, many were worried about Larry’s long period swell and what it might look like once it reached Jersey’s fickle beach breaks. Due to this […]

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On Ray in NJ

Fuck Surfline man. 6-10 foot is a heavy claim for some of the most notable swell magnets on planet Earth. So, when a respected surf forecast application stands behind such a claim–the resulting expectations are pretty high. By August 22nd, 2021 surfers from NJ and along the East Coast had already sampled waves from the […]

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Beach Read Recommendations

By: Bella Costa, RSM Intern Summer is here and we all know the keys to the optimal beach day include:  Surf board Sunscreen Towel Book Whether you enjoy a steamy romance or prefer a good scare, we’ve got book recommendations across genres to keep you sated.  Feel-Good Reads Greenlights Mathew McConaughey An autobiography about Mathew McConaughey, who […]

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The Land of Lefts

I received a loud voicemail just about a week before boarding an international flight to San Jose, Costa Rica from Atlantic City, New Jersey. It went like this: “Fuuck yeah buddy! Yo it’s Andy yo. Uh, you gotta come to Pavones. Call me back, uh, whenever.” For little more than a week, Mr. Schussler had […]

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HANDYCAM THE MOVIE PANAMA

“Many among us have had their minds taken over…” What a video! Start watching! It’s TG, The Scheister, Young JP, and the fiends getting absolutely shacked up in the living room in a high-octane surf flick done with the little handycam. The hoax has continued to thicken and the boys were over it this Winter […]

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