• Hurricane Dorian Swell Recap & Relief Info (Gallery)

    The beginning of September broke the summer flat spells with the arrival of swell from Hurricane Dorian.  While many rejoiced in the much needed waves, it is important to mind all the destruction Dorian left in its wake.  As surfers, we have a love/hate relationship with these Hurricanes, and we should have a moral obligation [...] Continue Reading
  • 10th Annual NY Surf Week Hosted by NYSEA – July 10-14 (Press Release)

    NYSEA Presents The 10th Annual NY Surf Week LONG BEACH, NY (July 10-14) – NYSEA is hosting the 10th annual New York Surf Week, anchored between Long Beach Road and Riverside Boulevard in Long Beach, NY from Wednesday July 10th to Sunday July 14th. This New York Surf Week (NYSW) celebrates a decade of honoring [...] Continue Reading
  • 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
  • Willa Delivers Fall Swell – Mike Nelson Photo Gallery

    While it is still technically hurricane season, this past weekend we experienced our first Nor'Easter of the year!  The remnants of Hurricane Willa in the Pacific crossed the continent and morphed into the nor'easter that sent significant swell to the northeast.  Saturday saw big, challenging, and unruly surf on Long Island while Sunday saw pristine conditions [...] Continue Reading
  • It Doesn’t Not Work – Fifth Edition – 2018 Recap (Gallery)

    A ten foot column of reclaimed construction plywood, a thrown out surf school foamie chopped in half, and the MacGyver treatment of kayak-sailboat all felt at home standing next to the hottest in asym, flex fin and rail design at It Doesn’t Not Work this past weekend at Rockaway Beach Surf Club in Queens, NY.

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  • 2018 NY Surf Week Recap (Gallery)

    Looking Back at NY Surf Week 2018 Celebrating its’ 9th year, New York Surf Week presented by NYSEA was one hell of a good time.  NY Surf Week hosted surf & skate contests, adaptive surf clinics, a vending village on the boardwalk, movie night, and of course the annual mid-summer bash.  This year saw both [...] 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
  • Do Good Feel Good

    While tradition dictates that most Americans are focused on scoring deep e- discounts on flatscreens, laptops, and dishwashers today, we wanted to take a brief moment to promote charitable giving and a few organizations out there working hard for the greater good of our community, humanity, and environment. Operation Splash   There are countless local, [...] Continue Reading
  • Owen Odonnell Takes the Win in OBX

      At just the tender age of 14, Owen O'Donnell is already demonstrating his prowess in the ocean and exhibiting skills beyond his years.  To wrap up the season, Owen claimed his first win in the USA Surfing Prime Junior Event down at Jennettes Pier in Nags Head, NC this past week. The stylish goofy footer surfed his [...] Continue Reading

    This fall has sure been one for the record books.  We honestly cannot remember such a consistent, quality run of surf.  Though it feels like they are starting to all blend together, Blake Ferraro and crew linked up with NY lensman Etan Blatt during Hurricane Jose to document some of the goods.    Myself, Sean Santiago, [...] Continue Reading
  • Whole Again | A Depiction of a New York September

    Too many of us live overwhelmed—suffocated by work, personal conflicts, the intrusion of technology and media. Trying to do everything, we end up stressed about almost anything. We check our voice mail at midnight, our e-mail at dawn, and spend the time in between bouncing from website to website, viral video to viral video. Perpetually [...] Continue Reading
  • Waves for Water – Hurricane Irma Relief Initiative

    After SuperStorm Sandy hit our local beaches and the surrounding tri-state area countless efforts and initiatives by local and international organizations and companies reached out offering food, supplies, fuel, time and money to not only help clean up the destruction but also rebuild a stronger community than we already had. NYSEA partnered with Surf For all […]

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  • Rockaway Beach Edit by Shane Murphy

    EDIT: SHANE MURPHY FILM: SHANE MURPHY, WICO VELEZ SONG: THE DISFUNCTION : KOURTNEY LUV GOPRO: TJ GUMIELA SURFERS: JEFF ANTHONY @scrappyjeff  / Jason Deodato @jason_deodato / Wico Velez @wico_sea / TJ GUMIELA @gumielagram/ Shane Murphy @shmurf/ Connor McElroy @boogs_914/ Pablo Kuchno /Kat Herine @katizmc 3 Sticker Pack – Neon $5.00 Add to cart Continue Reading
  • 2017 NY Surf Week hosted by NYSEA Recap (Gallery)

    “The best one yet,” claims New York’s Will Skudin. The 8th Annual NY Surf Week dedicated to George “Geeza” Gieser went off with a bang. A small groundswell all week set the tone for another jam-packed week of events. Skate contests, Vending Village, movie nights, parties and more fills the town of Long Beach, New [...] Continue Reading