A New Outlook
With hurricane season used to come excited anticipation for East Coast surfers, but after two devastating years, the storm cycle arrival is met with trepidation. Here: Deal, N.J., ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.
On The Horizon
The NOAA forecast called the 2013 hurricane season "active or extremely active," with roughly 13 to 20 named storms, seven to 11 of which could become hurricanes.
Hurricane season has always been a bittersweet thing for me," says Brett Barley, an Outer Banks pro from the remote town of Buxton who makes his living filming big winter barrels off North Carolina.
Superstorm Sandy made some of the biggest waves the state had even seen.
Jason Prince in Florida in the midst of a 22-frame giant barrel sequence during Hurricane Sandy.
The small town of Kill Devil Hills, on North Carolina's Outer Banks, was one of many popular surf destinations affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Owen Wright beat Kelly Slater for the win at the inaugural Quiksilver Pro in Long Beach in 2011 during Hurricane Katia.
Ben Raimo in a clean, green wave on Long Beach Island, N.J., shortly before volunteering and feeding emergency response teams in the immediate aftermath.
Brendan Buckley impresses during Tropical Storm Alberta.
A look at the devastation Hurricane Irene brought to Kitty Hawk, N.C., in 2011.
Though recovery efforts are making great headway in New Jersey, there is still work to be done, and some parts of the Jersey Shore may never be the same again.