Ben Gravy, Pat Schmidt, Sam Hammer, Clay Pollioni, Rob Kelly, Al Pollioni, and Andrew Gesler and saw a swell coming more than a week before it was actually supposed to hit in New Jersey. Like most spring forecasts in NJ, they figured it would dissipate and become another 3ft south swell, with nothing on offer but frustration.
However, as the day approached, the buoy charts actually started growing and the wind looked perfect. When yesterday morning finally rolled around, spring perfection was upon them.
“Our first real swell of the spring season showed up big! The ocean suffered about an hour of morning sickness before cleaning up with a slight switch of the wind,” Gravy told The Surf Channel.
With well overhead sets and barrel sections throwing left and right, the New Jersey surf crew enjoyed a 10 hour day of non-stop action.
Filmed by: Brian Coulter, Matt Ciangalini & Ryan Mack