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by Ed Temperley on Monday 10th September, 2012 266206 Views
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EX Hurricane Leslie is still spinning out there in the Atlantic and here are the first round of Atlantic Shootout entries from the East Coast.
Leslie was a generous provider, albiet one whom could have moved a little faster north thus keeping up her warm water supply. Sadly, in sitting stationary for so long, she created a cool puddle of upwelling and lost the title of the perfect storm alongside her hurricane status. However she's still one of the best swell producing tropical storms we've seen for pure 'fun surf' and tops the 2012 list by a margin.
Here's selection of the shots uploaded, we had hundreds and gave priority to those with a little bit of context. Obviously there are a couple of clear favourites (tell us yours in the comments below) but the competition is far from over as Leslie doesn't look like burning out before the weekend. Looking forward, Leslie should transition into an extra-tropical storm and head over to Europe delivering a healthy dose of cyclonic energy from Scotland to Spain. Read the full forecast here.
Remember that the winning shot gets a surf trip to the Maldives including flights aboard the Haira, a top quality charter boat courtesy of the theperfectwave. © 2013 Morgan Grosskreutz
"My brother and I motored out to some islands off the VA Eastern Shore on my ski and stumbled on this right peeling around the corner of an island.: Said Eric.
"Just my brother and I camping on the beach for three days. Nothing but mosquitoes, rattle snakes, posion ivy, a few bottles of scotch, great fishing and hurricane swell. Eventually we were run off by local park rangers tipped off by our cooking fire. We vowed to return during similar conditions more discreetly provisioned." © 2013 Eric
"This photo may not be a photography purist's dream, (I snapped it using my $200 compact whilst running to get to the surf) but there is a story to this shot.
"Me and my buddy are both in the Air Force, He had been on a 12 hour rescue mission to Quebec the night before, trying to rescue a lost hunter and had no sleep. I was flying around Nova Scotia that afternoon, totally bummed that I was missing the surf, until we hit a load of crows, and were forced to land early.
"We blasted down the coast, some 1.5 hours drive, to be greated with this sight! We surfed it alone like this for three hours until dark. One of the heaviest sessions I have ever surfed in Nova Scotia! I lived in Scotland for four years and this spot reminds me so much of Brimms Ness, also a few spots in Ireland... Thank you Leslie!" © 2013 spoff
Not a drop of water out of place for Chris Cauthen at the Washout, South Carolina. © 2013 follysurf.blogspot.com/Mike Cassidy
Leslie hits Sonesta, Bermuda. An island famed for not getting any surf. © 2013 dr evil
Early-arriving Hurricane Leslie swell providing a few nice peaks for friends to share. © 2013 Adam Cornick
Hurricane Leslie swell hammering in at S Turns on Wednesday, September 5th. © 2013 Josh McFadden
Dillon Murphy hitting Leslie right in lip at Cape Cod. © 2013 Trevor Murphy
The hurricane Wishing Well. © 2013 Trevor Murphy
Glassy stirrings in Florida's Stuart Beach. © 2013 Sawjer
RC's Leslie wall, at Satellite Beach, Florida. © 2013 Urfer the Surfer
Lip jam in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia. © 2013 Adam Rondelet
Day four of the non-stop swell from Leslie on OBX saw an all star crew of surfers out. © 2013 Bryan Zinski
Welcome to the weekend at North Carolina's Topsail Island. © 2013 JM Wigginton
Daniel Cerqueira, spider-surf, near South Carolina Avenue. © 2013 CBNCSURF.COM
Pelicans are not impressed by boosting in the shorey at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. © 2013 CBNCSURF.COM
GoPro barrel time, Fort Pierce, Florida. © 2013 FortPierce surfer
Soft focus shack at The Washout, South Carolina. © 2013 Follyhood
St. Augustine Florida saw some of the best conditions it'd seen for a while. © 2013 dizzyriss
Leslie is responsible for this act being repeated over and over all day long at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. © 2013 capshot7
"I'm gonna get me some hurricane action." They start 'em young in Fort Pierce, Florida. © 2013 TPIX
"After driving up coast earlier in the week and getting skunked by devil winds, I headed back up coast on the weekend. This was the first place I checked on Saturday afternoon after a two hour drive.
"Overhead lefts running with only 6-7 guys out, while a stone's throw away north of an inlet there was 60. Leslie truly awaked the 'monster' of Florida's central coast. " © 2013 Todd Roller
Two very different approches to the shorey at Rhode Island's Sachuest Beach. © 2013 Robert.Rinkel
Concentration face at New Jersey's Wildwood © 2013 Yukon
Brad Flora eyes on the prize at Ocean City, Maryland. © 2013 nickdennyphotography.tumblr.com
Ryan O'Shaughnessy at Belmar New Jersey, home of the upcoming Fosters Belmar Pro. They'll be praying for a swell like this on September 15th and 16th. © 2013 oshaugry
"Seize the day" or as Horace said, "carpe diem". Never were truer words Posca-penned on a surfboard where East Coast hurricane swells are concerned. © 2013 alissagador
Vin Deantonio air-dropping into the New Jersey shorey thanks to Hurricane Leslie. © 2013 RadCakes
The Wall, New Hampshire proved to be a great place for people watching. © 2013 John Carden
Ripping and a sliding at South Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. © 2013 David Carden
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