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Rockaway, New York on Sat the 9th of March was only for the stout of heart.© 2013 davidprojectloa
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia on Sun, 10th March: These three guys drove 17 hours from their usual surf spots on the Great Lakes to tackle the latest Atlantic swell. Nature threw a welcoming party for them, they were beyond stoked.© 2013 Adam Cornick
Long Beach, New York on Sat, 9th: It was one of those marathon days where you had to get out just long enough to grab some food and thaw out your hands and toes. Just what the doctor ordered for our recovering city. The vibe in the water was super friendly all day and the sun was shining.© 2013 EC_Kasper14
The biggest and most perfect Lido Beach I've seen was Sat the 9th of March© 2013 Max Krumpholz
Long Beach Sat the 9th of March: And people used to say New York didn't get surf.© 2013 surfbumm27
Long Beach Sat the 9th of March© 2013 surfbumm27
Long Beach Sat the 9th of March: A very hollow and beautiful day.© 2013 Mike Chlala
Long Beach, Sat the 9th of March: A very hollow and beautiful day.© 2013 Mike Chlala
Rockaway getting shacka lacka Sat the 9th of March© 2013 grallen
Lido Beach on Sat the 9th of March© 2013 Nor'East22
North Carolina on the 8th of March© 2013 Michael Sing
under the peak at Lido Beach© 2013 heilomat
New York, Rockaway on Sat the 9th of March : This local knew his way around his home break© 2013 Jeremy Hall Photography
Broadway Ave. Cape May NJ on March 7th.© 2013 Yukon
Broadway Ave. Cape May NJ on March 7th© 2013 Yukon
New England on Friday, bikini g-strings sunbathing just out of shot.© 2013 Old Tautog
Matunuck, March 9th,© 2013 Bob H
Higgins Beach March 9th© 2013 Grant Harris
Boynton Inlet, on March 9th© 2013 Stevenedphoto
You can see both the nor'easter swell bonanza on the East Coast, plus a large swell hammering into Europe and a third swell hitting Iceland.
Porthtowan was packed but slightly further down the beach three surfers found solitude from the maddening crowds and scored some pretty decent peaks.© 2013 Matthew Loots
Hossegor on March 8th under sunny skies© 2013 Baptiste Haugomat
Capbreton on March 8th look rippable© 2013 Boardingmania
High tide Fisty barrel in Newquay on March 9th© 2013 Time Waves
Kimmeridge on Sunday March 10th with the green goblin in the pit© 2013 Tricky
Out of many closeouts on March 10th at Porthleven, this one opened up enough to make the barrel© 2013 Johnny Griffiths Photography
South Coast on Sun, 10th March: If you know, you know. I thought the sign summed things up nicely.© 2013 Badlander
Perranporth lines on March 8th© 2013 Rob Griffett
Wilkinson Sword Welsh Interclubs at Porthcawl 10th or March© 2013 user232495
Jersey's Low tide Splash with howling offshores on March 10th© 2013 James Lawro Lawrence
Easty heads for the Jersey tube on 10th March.© 2013 jimbo green
Longboarding in the pocket at windy Bantham© 2013 Catchin Waves
South Coast UK, snowy local reef on March 10th© 2013 Declan Lee Photography
Porthtowan punt on March 9th© 2013 user289431
Ougunning the happy spot at Porthleven on March 10th.© 2013 Eric Hesselbo
Duncan Jones, freezing cold, close range, fins out cutty on March 8th.© 2013 Alex Callister
YOUR pictures of a pumping long weekend. It’s not too often that the Atlantic mirrors itself, opposite coasts of the pond’s higher latitudes lashed by swell and howling offshores. It was bitterly cold for much of it, keeping numbers down and stoke high.
It was the kind of weekend that you might wee in your wetsuit and enjoy it, even though you know full-well that thanks to the fully-sealed nature of your modern rubber it aint going anywhere. In fact it will quickly turn tepid as it sloshes around your nether region and stay there until you exit the surf. But for that one glorious moment you were in a warm bath in the ocean as the snow pelted your face and your fingers turned inextricably numb.
The knock-on is that if it’s pumping the next day and if you don’t want to step into yesterday’s freezer you will need you’ll need to dry it. And where is warmer for that than your bathroom? Unfortunately having urinated in the thing you’d better make sure you clean it, or as the suit warms the molecules will get active, flooding your partners nostrils with day old piss every-time they approach the stalls. In turn your ears will burn, and that carefully constructed sandcastle of surfing goodwill will be washed away in a stream of nitrogen rich scent.
It’s it’s been a blast winter, perhaps we can do it all again soon? As ever this is just a small sample of what we have had uploaded to the site over the last few days, . Check out the full range of shots here.