November sunset waves like Turner seascapes | Long Beach Gloucester and Rockport MA

So this is November at Long Beach, views mostly from the Gloucester edge approximately two hours post high tide which was at 2:00PM November 27, 2018.

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High tide was here

 

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— when sunlight broke through spin drifts tossed rainbows

STORM video and the morning after #GloucesterMA Good Harbor Beach and Long Beach

Thinking of those dealing with no power, evacuation and such destructive, icy flooding. 

January 5, 2018  vs Storm January 4, 2018

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Today  here come the surfers

 

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.

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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)

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surfing through rainbow sprays #GloucesterMA

Looking out over Long Beach from Gloucester side, November 10 2017, chilly and pretty surfing for a couple of dozen surfers, mesmerizing for onlookers

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Ocean diamonds summer beach day

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.┬áGloucester 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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Don’t forget- Join for the 1st ANNUAL CAPE ANN SUPahBOWL SATURDAY AUGUST 12 PAVILION BEACH GLOUCESTER MA http://www.capeannsup.com/cape-ann-paddleboard-events/

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.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sup-revolution-self-inflating-sipaboards-air–2#/

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2015 prototype

LIVE from a distance: the 20+ miles row or paddle for Blackburn Challenge is SO impressive!

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?

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Participants pass sailboats and working boats, fans and friends motoring nearby, and of course safety-police escort boats there monitoring the route

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What if you welcome the morning like this surfer?

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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)

Motif Monday.

DRONE SURFING: Some locals headed out on Feb 22nd to catch a few sets #gloucesterma #DJIPHANTOM2

Good Harbor Beach Surfers

I headed out to capture some footage during the┬áepic 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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