December 2016 Photo of the Day Recap Gallery + Voting

January 5, 2017 • News

We didn’t quite know what to expect when we kicked off our new Photo of the Day feature on December 1st (with a barrel shot from Alabama no less!), but we immediately saw a fantastic response. Photographers up and down the East Coast and across the Gulf, Caribbean, and Great Lakes now submit their shots mere hours after they’re taken, adding a rad #liveaction component to our website and social media channels. And we’ve racked up thousands of hits and countless insights on the wide array of shots we picked each day. Which means we’re extra stoked to bless you with this gallery, which contains every single December 2016 #esmPOTD recap selected last month. These being heady Internet-driven times, we’ve also introduced an online voting poll at the bottom (live until 11:59 PM Sunday, January 15th) so that you can pick your favorite. Have a look, relive the excellent month of December, and then make your voice heard. Oh, and photographers — keep those sick shots coming!

Mikey Peyton, Alabama Gulf Coast. Photo: Alex Dantin

Mikey Peyton, Alabama. Photo: Alex Dantin


New Jersey, December 1st, 2016. Photo: Shawn Casey

New Jersey. Photo: Shawn Casey


New Jersey. Photo: Adam Tormollan

New Jersey. Photo: Adam Tormollan


Photo of the Day, December 9, 2016, New York, Evan Conway

New York. Photo: Evan Conway


Mikey DeTemple, New Jersey. Photo: Christor Lukasiewicz

Mikey DeTemple, New Jersey. Photo: Christor Lukasiewicz


Florida Panhandle, photo of the day, December 7th, 2016, rich brooks

Florida Panhandle. Photo: Rich Brooks


Gerard Faccone, New Jersey, December 8, 2016, Tim Torchia

Gerard Faccone, New Jersey. Photo: Tim Torchia


cj hobgood, sebastian inlet, dugan, photo of the day, december 10, 2016

CJ Hobgood, Sebastian Inlet. Photo: Dugan


Great Lakes. Photo: Drew Kleine


Bryan Zinski, New Jersey, December swell, Hunter DeNicola

Bryan Zinski. Photo: Hunter DeNicola


Balaram Stack, Mike Nelson

Balaram Stack, New York. Photo: Mike Nelson


Paul Kelly, New Jersey. Photo: Mike Incitti


Scott Crivellaro, Cape Cody, 121616, photo of the day

Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photo: Scott Crivellaro


Mike Gleason, photo of the day, december 19, 2016, mike gleason, billy brooks, new jersey, winter

Mike Gleason, New Jersey. Photo: Billy Brooks


photo of the day, north carolina, december 20, 2016, hurricane nicole, backwash, jon carter

North Carolina. Photo: Jon Carter


Victor Bodrie, Morgan Grosskreutz, Central Florida, photo of the day

Victor Bodrie, Central Florida. Photo: Morgan Grosskreutz


Lucas Jolly, North Carolina, November, Jordan Nason

Lucas Jolly, Outer Banks, NC. Photo: Jordan Nason


New Jersey, Christor Lukasiewicz

New Jersey. Photo: Christor Lukasiewicz


New Jersey, Dan Przygocki

New Jersey. Photo: Dan Przygocki


great lakes, rick pollak, lake michigan, elias tobia

Elias Tobia, Great Lakes. Photo: Rick Pollak


new hampshire, mikey evans, brian thacker,

Mikey Evans, New Hampshire. Photo: Brian Thacker


Julianna D'Arco, North Carolina, Outer Banks

Outer Banks, NC. Photo: Julianna D’Arco


blake jones, december 29, 2016, blake jones, first peak, sebastian inlet, photo mez

Blake Jones, Sebastian Inlet, FL. Photo: Mez


Hunter DeNicola, December 30, 2016, New Jersey, photo of the day

New Jersey. Photo: Hunter DeNicola


Corey Howell, Sebastian Inlet, FL. Photo: Nathan Adams


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