• Clif Bar ColdShot Challenge 3.0 Awards Ceremony Recap

    The awards ceremony, held at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY, gathered top photographers and members of the East Coast surf community for a night of cheers and beers, and – of course – the presentation of this year’s champions.

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  • Clif Bar Cold Shot Challenge 3.0: March Recap

    As the phrase goes, In like a lion, out like a lamb, March has lived up to its reputation.  Cold and bitter to start off the month with mild and more welcoming temps as we head into April.  Hard to believe the winter is over.  It is bittersweet to see her go. The month started [...] Continue Reading
  • Clif Bar Cold Shot Challenge 3.0: February Recap

    Although this winter has been less than stellar, February still offered a handful of fun-sized swells up and down the east coast.  Some really amazing photos have been entered from each region; a solid set of great lineup shots peppered with a good mix of action and water shots.  Scroll down the check out a [...] Continue Reading
  • Clif Bar Cold Shot Challenge 3.0: January Recap

    First off, we would like to thank everyone for their continued support and interest in cold water surf photography.  ClifBar really stepped it up this year with an increased prize purse and we are stoked to see the cold water community coming together and supporting one another.  There have been some amazing entries and we [...] Continue Reading
  • Clif Bar Cold Shot Challenge 3.0

    We’re Back Winter is in full force and that only means one thing.  The Clif Bar Cold Shot Challenge 3.0 presented by NySea is Back!  For the past 3 years, the Cold Shot Challenge had been the premiere East Coast cold water surf photography contest, with its jurisdiction ranging from Maine to North Carolina and [...] Continue Reading
  • Clif Bar ColdShot Challenge Champions and Recap (Gallery)

    The awards ceremony, held at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY, gathered top photographers and members of the East Coast surf community for a night of cheers and beers, and – of course – the presentation of this year’s champions.

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  • Swell Season Radio – Cold Shot Challenge

    Recently a few of the creative minds behind the ClifBar Cold Shot Challenge 2.0 sat down with Tyler Bruer and Ben Pomeroy of Swell Season Radio.  JR Jensen, Etan Blatt, and Michael Silverstein went on the show to chat about the history of Cold Shot Challenge, some of this winters more memorable moments, and where [...] Continue Reading
  • Winter Storm Riley Recap & Swell Package by Yeti (Gallery)

    The Storm There is plenty of old lore about the weather in March, that if it comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb. Well, the lion otherwise known as Winter Storm Riley became an intense nor'easter after undergoing bombogenesis off the coast of New England. Bombogenesis happens when the pressure [...] Continue Reading
  • Winter Storm Kalani Recap & Swell Prize Package by Unsound Surf

    This year the ClifBar Cold Shot Challenge 2.0 is offering prize packages for each named winter storm.  We'd like to congratulate Ryan Moore (Insta: @ryanmooreart) of Long Island, NY for being the recipient of the Unsound Surf Kalani Swell package.  Among the numerous exceptional submissions, Ryan's dramatic sunset shot of an empty, perfect January peak [...] Continue Reading
  • Cold Shot Challenge 2.0 Winter Storm Hunter Recap

    The CLIF Bar Cold Shot Challenge 2.0 is off to a great start thanks to Winter Storm Grayson, and now -- courtesy of Winter Storm Hunter  --  the entries have been flooding in.  Along with sub-freezing temperatures, Winter Storm Hunter brought some solid surf to the majority of the east coast.  The storms have shown us [...] Continue Reading
  • Cold Shot Challenge 2.0 Winter Storm Grayson Gallery

    The CLIF Bar Cold Shot Challenge 2.0 has started off with a bang thanks to Winter Storm Grayson!  With one of the craziest blizzards in recent history, we have had plenty of awesome entries.  Remember we will be picking one of the submitted photos from each named swell events and sending that person an epic package [...] Continue Reading
  • 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 [...] Continue Reading
  • First Annual Clif Cold Shot Challenge Recap!

    Clif Cold Shot Challenge Results! Thank you to all the photographers who have shared their photos and the stories behind them. It is your love and passion that has made the Cold Shot a testament to the dedication it takes to be a New York and New Jersey surfer and photographer. Special thanks to CLIF [...] Continue Reading
  • Clif Cold Shot Challenge Two Month Mark Update! (Video)

      The Cold Shot Challenge fueled by our friends Clif Bar has been going strong for two months now.  The challenge encourages photographers and surf enthusiasts to share their winter cold water photos and the stories behind them. Watch, enjoy and follow up on some of the dedicated photographers who bear the winter elements to [...] Continue Reading