As we sit through another flat spell here on the west coast the east coast enjoyed a traditional fall style swell last week. It gets pretty discouraging when you go and look at the ocean and think if it’s possible to ride a shortboard. Then you go to your office and your email box is filled with pics of guys getting full barrels.
With all the traveling that team rider PJ Raia does he still has the luck and timing to get the good ones while at home. As the photographic evidence shows, New Jersey lit up providing Garden State surfers a few hours of epicness. Granted their swells have a very unfamiliar short window, but I would trade our 5 day mushy swells for a few hours of tubes any day.
Click through for a gnarly sequence — photos by Ryan Struck