Hurricane Gert provides solid summer surf for most of East Coast

The first substantial swell provider of the tropical season, Hurricane Gert blessed the East Coast this week with exactly what you want to see from a hurricane: It spins safely off the coast, taking its time to send waves to each region and not getting close enough to bring bad winds.

From Florida earlier this week all the way to Rhode Island and even further north Tuesday night and Wednesday, Hurricane Gert kicked off the 2017 Atlantic tropical season — albeit a little late. But hey, with three tropical disturbances currently kicking around off the coast of Africa, maybe this is the start of the cycle East Coast surfers have been hoping for and that NOAA had predicted earlier this year.

Here’s a roundup of some of the goodies that Hurricane Gert provided on the East Coast.

Florida

Afternoon delight with @whitesunglasses #igersjax

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Outer Banks, NC

Tubes in trunks! Thanks for the surprise #gert 📷:@johnnymaus

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New Jersey

Firing. #surf #njsurf #epicshirts #eastwaves

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New York

Rhode Island

Shout out to #Gert for providing 2 hours of little wedges just for me

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