By now, you'll know the States' east coast has been cranking recently thanks to winter storm Riley. (recap HERE).
The hardest question being for those in know, where's going to get it best? That's not just good, but where is going to offer up delicious barrels on a silver platter with all the trimmings. The full-fat iteration of a tube-soaked coastline. And boy, did they find it - this ain't Skelly Bay, baby. Welcome to Newmibia.
Calling on some local contacts, lensman Trevor Murphy was in the right place at the correct time, capturing all you see throughout.
These are my favorite kind of waves... thick double up reeling sandbar lefts. Whether it’s at the Lighthouse, Skeleton Bay, or in this case... New Jersey. - Photo: @tmurphy_photography Thanks for fighting that current to nail this shot! - @oneillusa @sanuk @smithoptics @realwatersports @onamissionsurf @super_brand @futuresfins @leus @soloshotupdates
“The nickname thrown around was “Newmibia after the famous left-hander in Africa,” he tells MSW. “The name stuck and boy, did it try its best to impersonate the original. Four days after one of the most destructive nor'easters in decades, the surf is still pumping.”
Right now? The wind has got at it. The swell's around, sure, but that strong onshore is scuppering (some) hopes of round two. Still, with four days of non-stop pumping barrels on tap, wouldn't you have filled your boots? Recap on the past few days below.