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Rockaway, New York on Sat the 9th of March was only for the stout of heart.© 2014 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.© 2014 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.© 2014 EC_Kasper14
The biggest and most perfect Lido Beach I've seen was Sat the 9th of March© 2014 Max Krumpholz
Long Beach Sat the 9th of March: And people used to say New York didn't get surf.© 2014 surfbumm27
Long Beach Sat the 9th of March© 2014 surfbumm27
Long Beach Sat the 9th of March: A very hollow and beautiful day.© 2014 Mike Chlala
Long Beach, Sat the 9th of March: A very hollow and beautiful day.© 2014 Mike Chlala
Rockaway getting shacka lacka Sat the 9th of March© 2014 grallen
Lido Beach on Sat the 9th of March© 2014 Nor'East22
North Carolina on the 8th of March© 2014 Michael Sing
under the peak at Lido Beach© 2014 heilomat
New York, Rockaway on Sat the 9th of March : This local knew his way around his home break© 2014 Jeremy Hall Photography
Broadway Ave. Cape May NJ on March 7th.© 2014 Yukon
Broadway Ave. Cape May NJ on March 7th© 2014 Yukon
New England on Friday, bikini g-strings sunbathing just out of shot.© 2014 Old Tautog
Matunuck, March 9th,© 2014 Bob H
Higgins Beach March 9th© 2014 Grant Harris
Boynton Inlet, on March 9th© 2014 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.© 2014 Matthew Loots
Hossegor on March 8th under sunny skies© 2014 Baptiste Haugomat
Capbreton on March 8th look rippable© 2014 Boardingmania
High tide Fisty barrel in Newquay on March 9th© 2014 Time Waves
Kimmeridge on Sunday March 10th with the green goblin in the pit© 2014 Tricky
Out of many closeouts on March 10th at Porthleven, this one opened up enough to make the barrel© 2014 Johnny Griffiths Photography
South Coast on Sun, 10th March: If you know, you know. I thought the sign summed things up nicely.© 2014 Badlander
Perranporth lines on March 8th© 2014 Rob Griffett
Wilkinson Sword Welsh Interclubs at Porthcawl 10th or March© 2014 user232495
Jersey's Low tide Splash with howling offshores on March 10th© 2014 James Lawro Lawrence
Easty heads for the Jersey tube on 10th March.© 2014 jimbo green
Longboarding in the pocket at windy Bantham© 2014 Catchin Waves
South Coast UK, snowy local reef on March 10th© 2014 Declan Lee Photography
Porthtowan punt on March 9th© 2014 user289431
Ougunning the happy spot at Porthleven on March 10th.© 2014 Eric Hesselbo
Duncan Jones, freezing cold, close range, fins out cutty on March 8th.© 2014 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.
Two separate systems gift glorious barrels to surfers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jamie O'Brien takes Poopies and Kalani Chapman to Jaws, but this is not your ordinary Jaws mission. JOB and the boys rent Catch Surf soft-top boards and this happens...
Gabriel Medina won, Stephanie Gilmore won. They both won on the same day.
Entry to The Winter Session has closed for this season. The task remains of picking a pair of winners for February, then sorting through all the edits in search of an overall victor.