Where are all the East Coast USA bodysurfers? Hundreds of miles of  beachbreak (albeit inconsistent) barrels. As we know from Eric’s Tripping Fins to North Carolina, there is a lot of bodysurf potential on the “Right Coast.” 

Over the past couple years, I’ve spent some time working in South Florida. Last year, I bodysurfed ankle-high waves a few times and missed the swell of the winter by about 8 hours. This year, I scored numerous fun sessions. It was never over chest high, but the water was warm and stunning turquoise. A Nor’easter moved off the coast of New England, sending north swell down the Atlantic while windswell mixed in from the south.  The end result was beautiful, blue, peaky barrels over shifting sand.

Jupiter, Florida

Jupiter, Florida

Palm Beach, Florida. In front of Mara-Lago "The Winter House." Donnie should bodysurf...would probably do him a bit of good.

Palm Beach, Florida. In front of Mar-a-Lago “The Winter House.” Donnie should bodysurf…would probably do him a bit of good.

South Beach, Miami. You can hear the party from inside the mini-barrels.

South Beach, Miami. You can hear the party from inside the mini-barrels.

Miami, Florida. Sometimes South Florida even has waves.

Miami, Florida. Sometimes South Florida even has waves.

Rocket launch from Sebastian. Maybe the only thing better than being in the barrel would be launching into space from Cape Canaveral.

Rocket launch from Sebastian. The only thing better than being in the barrel would be launching into space from Cape Canaveral.

 

Florida

Florida -KS

Bodysurfing yarns woven 'tween crest & trough