How does someone get the luck of Mike Gleason? The guy goes to Hawaii and scores pretty good back to back swells on the North Shore. Then fresh off the plane at home he falls right into another swell. I was seeing the constant tweets from Adam Holloway at Barewires saying the waves are firing and I called him out needing evidence. I received the below sequence moments later. I now see how these guys can brave the freezing cold conditions for epic barrels. Apparently at the time of these photos the ambient temperature felt like 12 degrees! I’m also a believer that New Jersey holds some of the best waves on the east coast next to Hatteras.
Mike Gleason navigating his way through a frozen shack on his 5’10 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 Chem Zen Model.