It’s a foggy morning and the high tide is making the surf a bit mushy but there are sets coming in around the chest high range. I am out there with a friend when we see two people on a left off the jetty on their bellies. They are hooting and hollering and as they get closer, […]Continue Reading
Sharing the Stoke
Who is the Surfing Samurai ?
Watching someone else fall in love with surfing is amazing. It reminds you of your first date with the ocean. It brings back the type of smile that only comes out once in a blue moon. Those moments where you are so stoked that your body simply reacts to the jolts of adrenaline running through […]Continue Reading
El Niño Sessions # 2 / Oregon / Story & Gallery
New York Crew goes XXL in Oregon. We caught up with Kurt Rist, Will and Cliff Skudin for some details on their trip. NYSEA– Kurt, how was that wave at the Yeti? Things looked nuts! Kurt – I’ve heard stories about this wave for a long time, and the stories are true. It could easily […]Continue Reading
El Niño Sessions # 1 / Nazare, Portugal / Interview & Gallery
Nazare Portugal is known for the biggest wave World Record ridden by Garret Macnamara. The idea of catching such mountains of water is mind blowing. A small crew of watermen from all corners of the world, met up with only 72 hours notice, to attempt to paddle these water mountains. The watermen crew was selected by […]Continue Reading
James Parascandola /Photo Gallery & story
Eye candy gallery by professional photographer James Parascandola. Enjoy ! “This swell was well needed here in New York after just coming out of one of the flattest septembers in history. About three weeks ago everyone began seeing a little disturbance down south and started talking about how we could possibly get waves. My fingers […]Continue Reading
A Slapdash trip to the Windy Country by Dylan Stott / Trying to Paddle Ireland
NYSEA crew meets up with international field for a couple days of windy madness in the Guinness country. You can’t put chains on a wild animal. Well, I guess you can try but someone’s going down. With 2 days of huge cold surf and 60+ mph side offshore winds this crew put it all on […]Continue Reading
Paddle Harder / 1-21-15 / Outer reef, Hawaii
January 21st 2015 saw the biggest swell of the year so far in Hawaii. The Skudin brothers Cliff and Will met up with Kealii Mamala for some Hawaiian power. An amazing outer reef paddle session went down. The brothers were not the only East Coasters in the line up. Fellow NYer, Balaram Stack, NJ’s Rob Kelly […]Continue Reading
The Nazare Round Up
Heading into Thanksgiving this year was different for the Skudin brothers. They didn’t have the traditional turkey dinner at home with their family, instead Will and Cliff were at Newark International Airport grabbing fast food and boarding a plane to Portugal. “Our eyes have been on Nazare for the past two years, but especially this […]Continue Reading
Score Mission to the Tropics
Last week a group of NYers met up with a couple of the local boys down south for the first good swell of the year. Earth Missions travel agency specializes in score missions. Now teamed up with NYSEA, Earth Mission’s goal is to put us in the right spot at the right time, and so they […]Continue Reading
Fog is a Factor
When most of us check the surf report, we pay attention to wave size, swell period, swell direction, tide, wind speed and wind direction. Fog, however, is usually an unexpected factor that can sneak up on you and is difficult to forecast. In this case, New York’s Cliff Skudin, Hawaii’s Kealii Mamala and Andrew Cotton out […]Continue Reading
Kurt Rist on the Cover of ESM
New York’s kurt Rist scores the cover of the new ESM. Also Brian Pollak, Dylan Stott, Will Skudin and Cliff Skudin with some inside shots. Easternsurf Magazine. Pick them up free at your local shops. Read full mag online HEREContinue Reading
BIG Todos by James Papaz (Story/Gallery)
When NYSEA called Will Skudin to get the story about Todos he quickly responded with this ” James Papaz picked us up from the airport and drove us down to Todos, went out on the boat with us and watched / shot photos 1st hand. He had the best view in the house, I think […]Continue Reading
NYSEA Crew @ Jaws (1-19-14)
NY’s Will and Cliff Skudin join Hawaii’s Kealii Mamala for a heavy session at Jaws.1-19-14, All Shots are frame grabs of video shot by Ricardo Estevez. Footage coming to NY Surf Week Party July 2014 ! From what we gathered it looks like there were some bombs, clean up sets, wipeouts and nuts rides. […]Continue Reading
Gifts 4 Groms Recap on FOX News!
This weekend Fox News was on-site covering the Gifts 4 Groms event hosted at unsound surf shop! Jon Rose and Greg Hahn (Waves 4 Water) along with NY’s own Cliff Skudin (Surf for All) were also there handing out all the gifts to the groms! Thank you to everyone for all the support. Read the […]Continue Reading
Skudin brothers and Rist with Billabong XXL entries !
Will and Cliff Skudin with entries into the biggest paddle wave of the year in the Billabong XXL contest 2012/2013. Joining fellow New Yorker Kurt Rist who also was in the running for biggest overall wave that he towed into off the coast of Ireland a month ago. The top five were announced last week […]Continue Reading
Nelscott Reef Big Wave Contest (surfline shots and more)
The boys got a couple shots on Surfline, check out full surfline story HERE More shots from the event below. All shots by Doug Falter Cliff Skudin and Will Skudin missed out of advancing by one place in the Nelscott big wave contest. They both got some insane waves and from what we heard it was as close as […]Continue Reading
New York Surfers take on Jaws !
For most people, going to Hawaii is about relaxing on beautiful beaches, sipping colorful cocktails and putting their worries behind them while they soak up the rays of the island sun. For a select group of big wave surfers like the Skudin brothers it’s more about prepping big wave equipment, studying and forecasting open ocean […]Continue Reading
Skudin Brothers Solo Outer Reef Session
Will and Cliff Skudin with a magic afternoon paddle session alone at an outer reef off Hawaii today ! 1-28-13 shot by Doug Falter Will (Yellow) Cliff (green)Continue Reading
“Life Before Sandy” A shot by Thor Larson
New York Surfers are known to fly south in the winter. TJ Gumiela, Leif Engstrom, Cliff Skudin and Tyler Maguire headed south after hurricane season came to an end, or what they thought. After a couple weeks surfing fun waves, Hurricane Sandy popped up. The crew was faced with the “should I stay or should […]Continue Reading
2012, NYSEA going out with a Bomb !
Bomb equals Big Wave in surf terminology, for those who didn’t get the feature headline. NY’s big wave hellman/brothers Will and Cliff Skudin team up with Hawaii’s Kealii Mamala and friends for an epic New Years Eve big day in Hawaii. NYSEA caught up with Will to get the scoop on what happened out there: […]Continue Reading
Hurricane Sandy – Alli Sports feature edit (PART 2)
Transition Productions and Alli Sports team up with the surf industry to bring some awareness and support in our direction. This is the second part of their video series. We can not thank both companies enough for their on-going support!Continue Reading
Hurricane Sandy – Alli Sports feature edit
Transition Productions and Alli Sports team up with the surf industry to bring some awareness and support in our direction.Continue Reading
Hurricane Sandy – Kelly Slater said it best: Get involved or donate!!
The surf community has banded together to help with all the recovery efforts and we can’t thank them Taylor Steele and Paul De Luna enough for helping our efforts! To help please visit these dev.nysea.com/nybeachrelief or these other sites: www.wavesforwater.org www.graybeards.com www.rebuildrecover.org Mobile Disaster Relief App: http://sirqul.com/assets/1-0-0/ctx/mdra/index.html Produced by Paul De Luna and Sipping Jetstreams Media Edited by Pete […]Continue Reading
Online Feature from the “Leslie” chase on Magicseaweed.com
Check out full feature HERE 33 shots by Matt Clark. Leslie from NY / NJ and New England.Continue Reading