Life of Riley

Photography by Thomas LaGrega and Nate Best

Winter Storm Knocks the Swell Out Of It

Surfer Michael Bruce at the 90th St. Rockaway Beach break, photo by Thomas LaGrega

Bombogenesis 2: Electric Bomboloo

When Bombogenesis 2: Electric Bomboloo subsided and the snow and hurricane-strength winds that went along with it blew south, it left the Northeast with some eminently surfable conditions in its wake to go along with the draining barrels. With the strong Atlantic swell, there was nothing left to do besides pull on the booties and dive in.

These shots from the weekend’s activities from Rockaway to Lido are what the winter water is all about. Expect more of the same after the Bombogenesis Trilogy concludes this week.


90th St. Rockaway Beach through the snow fence, photo by Thomas LaGrega


NY fashion designer and colorful wetsuit aficionado Thaddeus O’Neil gets a drainer in Long Beach, photo by Nate Best

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