Masonboro Island Easter Surf

by admin on April 24, 2014

 

IMG_9567_web Crank em tight, it’s big out there.  The Porter from Astral is a perfect shoe for coastal life. IMG_9570_web Easter at Masonboro was cold, windy and pretty much miserable. Board surfers were all in full wetsuits, hoods and booties. I chose my IR Supermodel Drysuit to stay warm. IMG_9574_web 25 mph winds became offshore pressure washers. Paddle across the back of a breaking wave and you get pelted with spray. gatesey_masonboro_easter_we Andy Gates surfs in the Sword. This particular boat was one of the Riot prototypes that has become my loaner/beater surf boat. Andy has surfed it many times and knows she rides.

 

IMG_9588_web Action in the break at Masonboro.

 

IMG_9606_web Beautiful coverup by an unnamed surfer. Check out the mountains of swell in the background. That was a big set. spe_masonboro_easter_web This was me riding one all the way to the inside. The rain was coming down so hard that all the background was fogged out. You can see the swells in the background moving across the screen from left to right, the way they were wrapping into the coastline from the North, then turning toward the beach. IMG_9598_web Two standup surfers appeared to be getting some waves down the beach. Here an unnamed sup surfer speeds off the backside of a wave. IMG_9615_web Beautiful handmade board and really interesting tunnel fin in place of the normal thruster setup. boat_camera_masonboro_web This kit goes with me pretty much everywhere I kayak.

Photos and Captions by Spencer Cooke, Effort Inc.

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