Tropical Cyclone 10 Swell Gallery

September 1, 2017 • Swell Gallery

Although it never got an official name, Potential Tropical Cyclone 10 and the low-pressure system it eventually morphed into delivered what many East Coast surfers called the best week in ages to close out August 2017. With epic conditions on tap everywhere from the Carolinas to New Jersey, New York, and New England, for three straight days, along with super-fun leftovers on either end of the swell event, this one’s going down in the memory banks (even if we don’t quite know what to call it). Of course, let’s not forget that the system can on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Texas with record-breaking rainfall, catastrophic floods, and countless lost lives, homes, and livelihoods — as everyone who’s witnessed the damage in and around Houston has said, the recovery from Harvey will no doubt take years, not weeks of months. And next up, all eyes are on Hurricane Irma, which became the earliest storm on record to become a major hurricane east of 35°W and could threaten the Eastern Seaboard as a Category 3, 4, or 5 storm by late next week. So we’ll take the cornucopia of fun that Tropical Cyclone 10 delivered this week — warm water, sunny skies, light winds, and consistent swell is the perfect cap to any East Coast summer. These photos are too damn perfect to adulterate with captions so enjoy ’em in all their big bright, glory.

New Hampshire. Photo: Tim Fater


Aaron Cormican, North Carolina. Photo: Bob Hovey/DVO


Conor Willem, New Jersey. Photo: Kyle Gronostajski


New York. Photo: Corey Stanton


Laird Myers, North Carolina. Photo: Kristen Myers


Robbie Goodwin, Massachusetts. Photo: Robert Goodwin


Raven Lundy, Delaware. Photo: Brandon Robidoux


Andrew Slaughter, North Carolina. Photo: Brett Henninger


Jayce Amneus, Central Florida. Photo: JJ Tondo


New England. Photo: Colby DeGrecherie


Oliver Kurtz, North Carolina. Photo: Nick Steben


Pat Parenty, New Jersey. Photo: Bobby Siliato


Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. Photo: Josh Logan


North Carolina. Photo: Dawn Moraga


Jude Clark, New Jersey. Photo: Ben Currie


Maine. Photo: Vic Brazen


Chauncey Robinson, North Carolina. Photo: Jon Carter


Nick Caruso, New Jersey. Photo: Joe Schondel


Massachusetts. Photo: Ryan Prentiss


Jeff Myers, North Carolina. Photo: Adrian Dillenseger


Dave Wheatley, New Hampshire. Photo: John Adams


North Carolina. Photo: Cal Ramsey


Alex Manso, New Jersey. Photo: David Nilsen


North Carolina. Photo: Kathryn Harms


Shane Moyer, New Jersey. Photo: Dan Przygocki


New York. Photo: James Parascandola


Evan Miller, North Carolina. Photo: Brett Henninger


New Jersey. Photo: Sean Hoffman


Steve Fitzpatrick, Rhode Island. Photo: Steve Melidossian


North Carolina. Photo: Cody Hammer


New Jersey. Photo: Justin Curtis


Simon Hetrick, North Carolina. Photo: Raven Lundy


Chris Williams, New York. Photo: Thomas LaGrega


North Carolina. Photo: Shaun Devine


New Hampshire. Photo: Broc Harzinksi


Logan Kamen, New Jersey. Photo: Mary Dunham


Ryan Leopold, North Carolina. Photo: Jade Anjelique


New Jersey. Photo: Shawn Casey


Corey Senese, New York. Photo: Erik Schwab


Chris Hunter, North Carolina. Photo: Nick Steben


New Jersey. Photo: Hunter DeNicola


Nick Fulbright, North Carolina. Photo: Jordan Nason


South Carolina. Photo: Wil Mayfield


Quint Galelucia, Maine. Photo: Jim Ready


Grady Kenner, North Carolina. Photo: Robbie Vallad


Clay Pollioni, New Jersey. Photo: Michael Guccione


North Carolina. Photo: Woody Harris


Carter Walsh, New Hampshire. Photo: Ralph Fatello


Jack Richards, New York. Photo: Will Skudin


New Jersey. Photo: Tim Torchia


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  • Kenneth Aaron

    It was GREAT to surf after 5 years away from it…>! Caught it on Late Wed and Early Thurs – same swell as above… Not as strong as the Pacific at the same size, but that’s an advantage for Me. Knifed into a nice overhead wave, on a board NOT made to do it. haha… Only a Surfer knows the feeling.. The only TRUE Religion.