The surf was wild on Wednesday with the wind. The air was warm but the wind made for some interesting waves.
Happy New Year 2019!
Fifty degrees and big waves at Long Beach this morning
Thinking of those dealing with no power, evacuation and such destructive, icy flooding.
January 5, 2018 vs Storm January 4, 2018
Rocks have clear icy layers and crunch pack, some pockets of drift
I’m following up on yesterday’s post, which was stopped midstream as we lost power. Scroll below for quick snaps and videos from my walk to Good Harbor Beach, Long Beach, and side streets.
About 2PM January 4, 2017 (high tide was several hours earlier)
Good Harbor Beach on sand looking out to Salt Island (from Good Harbor Beach Inn side of beach) Yes, the waves were rolling over the wall up to the homes but infrequently at this time. I don’t know what it was like at high tide.
(more Good Harbor Beach and Long beach below the break)
Looking out over Long Beach from Gloucester side, November 10 2017, chilly and pretty surfing for a couple of dozen surfers, mesmerizing for onlookers
and a couple of stand up paddle boarders enjoying the end of summer rollers. Nice waves out there.
Seriously glistening summer day. Cape Ann SUP kypads are really holding up: we’re going on two years of steady use, after renting and taking lessons from Dominic. Gloucester is lucky to have several water sport shopping options. Besides Cape Ann SUP, we’ve had surf lessons, rented and purchased wetsuits (for guests, too) from Surfari on 210 Main Street. Cape Ann Divers in (Shaw’s) Cape Ann Marketplace is another place we’ve purchased various beach essentials and wetsuits.
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I keep meaning to ask him what he thinks about the self inflating type that went a tad viral in 2016. It’s still in development.
One participant was nearly a half hour ahead of the next cluster of fellow endurance sport enthusiasts. AT this point in the race the paddleboarders were hunched over but still going strong. Are the dories the most difficult to row?
Participants pass sailboats and working boats, fans and friends motoring nearby, and of course safety-police escort boats there monitoring the route
Ides of March and this time of day nearly a rainbow in every spray
Long Beach can be a surf spot on Saturdays year round; yesterday was dotted.
They paddled beyond the breaking waves to stop and watch the sunrise.
Surf and awe (technically known as rapid peace- is a lifestyle doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power of appreciation, and spectacular displays of force and beauty in nature)
Good Harbor Beach Surfers
I headed out to capture some footage during the epic 40 degree heat wave on Sunday. I came across some guys who where also a little restless to get back to the great outdoors. I never met them, so I don’t have their names. I shot some pretty cool video, but I thought I would share some snap shots first. Now you have to have a very solid set of stones to paddle out in these waters this time of year. New England has some pretty decent waves in the off season, so it’s not really ever “off-season” for the surfers. If you know these kats, tell them to hit me up!
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