Cold Shot Challenge 2.0 is now live!


The second annual Clifbar Cold Shot Challenge hosted by NYSEA starts today. This year we’re expanding the playing field, adding new categories and increasing the purse. Open to the public, photographers can now submit entries as far north as Maine, all the way down to North Carolina. Who’s going to claim their portion of the $6,000 purse? Join in on our annual celebration of winter surf photography here on the east coast. Submit your photos at

A few new changes this year:

  • Expanded playing field, from Maine to North Carolina.
  • 3 Regions: New England, Northeast and Mid Atlantic
  • New categories: Air, Land and Sea
  • Increased Prize Purse: $6,000!! 💰💰💰
  • Individual Swell Prize Packages
  • Public and Pro Judges Panel

We will be picking one of the submitted photos from Winter Storm Grayson and sending that person an epic package 📦 – stay safe and get out there !