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.
Nothing like prepping those feet for freezing water with a walk through knee-deep snow.
My dog Charlie is always up for a snow day, but wishes I would stop shooting and just keep up.
Textbook method over the Atlantic. Jacques Beriau, a local surfboard shaper, on a handmade Powderjet he made himself.
Land and sea.
A postcard for Maine this winter. Grey skies, lots of snow, and good waves.
Evening lines making their way ashore in York, Maine.
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.
Mikey DeTemple, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and surfer, shows off a little style on an Canadian wave north of the border.
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.
Admiring the North Atlantic in all its winter glory.
Mikey DeTemple on a freezing Febuary afternoon in Maine.
An evening a couple weeks ago. Bitter cold, beautiful light, and glassy peaks. The perfect hour for a swim.