Snow Tides

Leaving just footprints, an unidentified surfer dashes across the frozen beach during a Nor’easter. While whiteout conditions deter most people from driving, the winter wetsuit separating his skin from cold is all this brave soul needs to call the waves his own.

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Blake Ferraro and Skanda Stack cross Point Lookout’s snow dunes in mid-February.

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Will Skudin of Skudin Surf in Long Beach navigates an Oregon “Slab” in shark-infested waters.

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James Theobald of Wantagh at Lido Beach.

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Joe Parrino of Wantagh stands on the high tide mark post-Nor’easter after pulling 7mm-thick booties over his freezing feet in a parking lot.

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An unidentified surfer bottom turns into a barrel as seagulls take flight during the heaviest part of this storm’s snowfall.

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James Theobald threading himself and his board through a seaweed barrel. The only exposed part of James’ body is his face.

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The golden colors of a sunlit barrel in New York. The sky, the lip of the wave and the roof of the barrel.

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Unidentified surfer makes his way up a wood path from a session in the January Atlantic. Frostbite is common in winter surfing, however, I’ve never heard of anyone losing anything from it.

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Point Lookout.