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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