Aside from a couple of dispatches posted by ESM Co-Founders Dick “Mez” Meseroll and Tom Dugan and one Firing Range feature from our Photo Editor Nate Adams, EasternSurf.com hasn’t posted a proper swell gallery in 30 days. But given all that’s gone down since late October — Hurricane Sandy, realizing the scope of her devastation, dealing with the raging nor’easter that followed, finishing a magazine totally overhauled in days and meeting a print deadline in record time — we hope you’ll forgive us.
But we’re not shutting the book on November 2012 just yet. In fact, before we turn the page to December, we’ve got even more coverage coming your way: Further Phlogs from Dick “Mez” Meseroll, who called his recent trip to New Jersey to assist in Sandy relief efforts one of the heaviest of his photographic career. City- and spot-specific updates on the intense rebuilding and recovery currently going down in New Jersey and New York. And photo galleries that will shift their focus from the usual action in the water to the resilient faces on land, many of whom have turned the most devastating moment in East Coast history into a rallying cry for our inherent human spirit.
First up, in the name of the coming holiday, we offer you this 20-shot summation of the whirlwind last few weeks: a whole slew of action images, a few powerful peripherals, and a couple solid lineups that represent but a preview of what’s still to come before we officially put Sandy and her insane aftermath to bed. As always, we hope you enjoy.