Wow. Just wow. Do we really need to say anything else? After the slowest hurricane season in recent memory, the combination of Hurricane Joaquin, a frontal trough in the western Atlantic, one low pressure off the Southeast coast and another in the Gulf of Mexico, plus a high pressure cell off the Northeast coast delivered the most epic run of surf in recent memory — particularly in Florida, which after several months of near-flatness has been in the four- to six-foot and Good-Epic range for the better part of two weeks now. Nearly every other corner of the East Coast has had its own moments of brilliance, although it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows: the Bahamas absorbed a direct hit from Joaquin, historic flooding devastated portions of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have battled nonstop onshore winds, and it took several days for things to finally come together in the Northeast. But when they did? Well, just have a look below, and stay tuned for more later this week, and in our November issue, and by clicking here and here… Now, if you’re still in one piece, remember to thank the wave gods because the last few weeks have been something special in our neck of the woods.

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