Nothing beats a weekend getaway, especially when it results in offshore barrels.
The Hurley East Coast crew, led by Team Manager, Asher Nolan, enjoyed a little jaunt last weekend. He, Evan Geiselman, and 14-year-old Jack McGuire flew up to Norfolk, VA and met up with their Long Branch, New Jersey rider, PJ Raia Together, they all traveled down to the Surfing America Prime Event in Buxton, NC.
The surf was somewhere between contestable and fun. Geiselman aced the under-18 event, making it a solid seven events in a row. Then on their way back north, they hooked up with longtime Outer Banks Hurley rider, Noah Snyder for a free surf session that none will soon be forgetting. The Outer Banks were enjoying a little east/northeast groundswell from the previous days' storm. The wind in town was straight offshore, sculpting little barrels and making surreal runways perfect for grom boosting.
"We were all really amped to get barrels. We just kept saying 'barrels on the Outer Banks.' That's what the place is all about. We didn't really find any until that last session," said Nolan, "and then we all got barreled."
For anyone who's ever missioned around the Banks, especially this time of year, you know the drastic difference in water temperature between Frisco or Buxton and the spots in town. Somehow having lost their boots, the water temp was a bit of a shock to their little piggies.
"They wished they had boots," laughed local photog, Matt Lusk, "with the steady offshores and upwelling, the water was in the mid 50s. Evan stayed in the longest. First in, last out."
But the price of a little sting is worth it for those hollow ones.