Salt in the Wound
Not Just Another Nor'easter
Waves on the East Coast come at a price. Ever since Sandy hit, the coast has been just battered with one storm after another. This most recent nor'easter was another swell-inducing lashing.
Long Beach, N.Y.
Forming off the Carolina Coast, this nor'easter strengthened over the Atlantic. And instead of zipping out to sea, it just stayed in place for nearly four days, delivering a constant barrage of high seas.
On this most recent nor'easter, Long Island was insane for days on end. Justin Taylor made the drive from New Jersey to sample the never-ending offshores.
This swell registered around 14 seconds as it made its way to Florida. Matt Oberman weaves through an evening barrel in South Florida.
Cape Cod, Mass.
The last two nor'easters have been absolutely brutal to Cape Cod, causing as much erosion to the famed cliffs as they might normally see in 10 years and bringing down homes with it.
Kitty Hawk, N.C.
"I'm standing on the end of the Kitty Hawk pier," says Mickey McCarthy. "This gives you a good idea how far out the waves were breaking."
Outer Banks, N.C.
On the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Highway 12 was flooded and impassible. New Jersey's back bays didn't drain out for days.
Palm Beach, Fla.
Palm Beach, hollow and grinding on March 9.
Five mils (5 millimeter wetsuits) are now second nature. Tommy Petriken chalks another winter barrel.
New Jersey's run of surf has been historic. In between the nor'easters, the south swells have been plentiful.
This is Chad Speedy at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. He better be speedy to make that section.
When the outside gets so stormy that it loses its appeal, Outer Banks celeb Matt Beacham finds ways to have fun on the inside bar.
Winds reached hurricane strength. But there were waves. And anywhere that even remotely faced south was firing for days -- something that just doesn't happen on the one-and-done Right Side.