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The East Coast: A Freezing, Snow-Laden Surfer's Paradise

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Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Record snowfall and sub-freezing temperatures this winter brought cities across the East Coast to a standstill. But it wasn't all negative. For some, like Maine-based photographer Nick Lavecchia, the season brought big swells, endless fun, and a group of friends to adventure with. We caught up with Lavecchia for a glimpse of the last few weeks on the snowy northeastern shores.

Photo: Local shredder Trevor Fitzgerald is accustomed to these kinds of conditions. Some say he may actually enjoy them.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Nothing like prepping those feet for freezing water with a walk through knee-deep snow.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
My dog Charlie is always up for a snow day, but wishes I would stop shooting and just keep up.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Textbook method over the Atlantic. Jacques Beriau, a local surfboard shaper, on a handmade Powderjet he made himself.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Land and sea.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
A postcard for Maine this winter. Grey skies, lots of snow, and good waves.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Evening lines making their way ashore in York, Maine.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Grain Surfboards' Nolan Collins breaks out of the shop after teaching an all-day class. A hour-long session in the snow after work is all he needed to reboot.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Mikey DeTemple, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and surfer, shows off a little style on an Canadian wave north of the border.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Winter in Maine. I can't imagine anything better than watching this kind of snow fall while sitting in the ocean waiting for waves with a friend.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Admiring the North Atlantic in all its winter glory.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
Mikey DeTemple on a freezing Febuary afternoon in Maine.
Photo: Nick Lavecchia
An evening a couple weeks ago. Bitter cold, beautiful light, and glassy peaks. The perfect hour for a swim.

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