Outer Banks, North Carolina
After one of the most inactive tropical seasons on record, the Atlantic Ocean came to life this week. Thick and clean on the Outer Banks.
The East Coast had a bit of a prolonged summer, which was nice. But with the most recent nor'easter, the seasonal shift is evident. Brett Barley and friends certainly don't mind.
Carolina Beach in the southern portion of the state seemed to take on an offshore appearance at the beginning of the swell.
New Jersey's Clay Pollioni bailed on six days of Northeast winds and weak conditions for a few days of clean pits on the Outer Banks.
As usual, the big one gets reeled in by Buxton's Joey Crum.
Occasionally, a few waves snuck through and went unridden.
Virginia Beach locals regularly make the trip down to Hatteras. For top East Coast talent Michael Dunphy, this mission was a no-brainer.
Fisher Heaverly sets one up just a few yards from the sand crabs.
These are the makeable kind of barrels we all dream about. John Keresy, happy in the hole.
Lucas Rogers is no stranger to the Outer Banks. But he has become a stranger to barrels after this most recent lackluster season.
The airs were reserved for South Carolina. Luke Gordon makes the most of the clean-up.
Out The Back
It's been a while since we've heard the old term "Outside!" on the East Coast.
A little moody, a little heavy and a lot of fun. Clay Pollioni comes through another one.
On The Road
Lots of good news for the Outer Banks -- the swell was firing, it was still warm enough for trunks, and North Carolina Highway 12 didn't get breached on this one.
A popular spot looking thankfully familiar.