East Coast Heavy

New York and New Jersey surfing are not like anywhere else. There is nothing easy about it. The waves are inconsistent, it's a long commute to all beach breaks, winter brings the best waves and it is cold. But when it's good, it's really good. When the winds are bad in New York City, you know to get in the car and head for Jersey. We are all addicted to checking the surf forecast, it's like crack. This winter we chased some raw and heavy waves. #DieToRide 

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. {Jacques Yves Cousteau}

SURFERS: Mike Dier, Sean Kittle, Michael Kololyan, Michael Reinhardt, Ron Shine, Josh Steinberg

PHOTOS: Andreea Waters