The US' right coast offered up a cut of prime beef over the past few days, served with a little extra relish courtesy of Storm Riley.
Adorned with hefty cylinders, and a crew of rippers, one particular spot looked a little more like Skelly Bay than what we're accustomed to seeing out of the east coast.
Four days of pumping swell. Four days with a little extra pep under your feet. For Rob Kelly, Sam Hammer and the rest of that east coast contingent, it could well be the swell of the season so far, with claims of it being all-time.
And Storm Riley is no joke. Nine people have been killed as a result of the nor'easter, which began tearing through the region on Friday evening – leaving a trail of destruction. Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia all declared states of emergency as the storm rippped across the east.
Camping up on the shoreline for the past few days was lensman Shawn Casey, who(Aka @yewwville) told MSW yesterday: “Tomorrow is day four and should be just as good as today.
“After that, we got some wind, but mid-to-end of week is looking all-time - the wind going straight offshore for the high exposure spots that shall have amazingly groomed sandbars.
“Brett Barley claimed his longest barrel ever, and he's been to Donkey Bay pumping. It's basically the same concept here except this swell is probably more rare - the sand situation, due to beach replenishment, is lucky and temporary.”
More to come, stay tuned.