Hurricane Danielle Kick Starts East Coast ‘Cane Season

One of New Jersey's finest, Andrew Gesler, reaps the reward sent from Hurricane Danielle. Photo: Stafford/SPL

One of New Jersey's finest, Andrew Gesler, reaps the reward sent from Hurricane Danielle. Photo: Stafford/SPL

After a summer of suffering through small surf in New Jersey, Luke Ditella takes some pent-up energy out on Hurricane Danielle generated surf. Photo: Stafford/SPL

After a summer of suffering through small surf in New Jersey, Luke Ditella takes some pent-up energy out on Hurricane Danielle generated surf. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Not the biggest hurricane swell, but with flawless weather and clean conditions, surfers up and down the Eastern Seaboard had a weekend filled with fun surf. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Not the biggest hurricane swell, but with flawless weather and clean conditions, surfers up and down the Eastern Seaboard had a weekend filled with fun surf. Photo: Stafford/SPL

The real Jersey Shore during Hurricane Danielle. Photo: Stafford/SPL

The real Jersey Shore during Hurricane Danielle. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Hurricane Danielle meets New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Hurricane Danielle meets New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL

With the swell coinciding with one of the last weekends of the summer, crowds flocked to the beach in New Jersey and shores beyond. Photo: Stafford/SPL

With the swell coinciding with one of the last weekends of the summer, crowds flocked to the beach in New Jersey and shores beyond. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Ocean City, New Jersey during Hurricane Danielle. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Ocean City, New Jersey during Hurricane Danielle. Photo: Stafford/SPL

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Hurricane Danielle from the inside looking out. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Hurricane Danielle from the inside looking out. Photo: Stafford/SPL

All Dean Randazzo, Andrew Gesler and the boys can do is laugh after lifeguards cleared the water for swimmers at 10am sharp. What a joke! Photo: Stafford/SPL

All Dean Randazzo, Andrew Gesler and the boys can do is laugh after lifeguards cleared the water for swimmers at 10am sharp. What a joke! Photo: Stafford/SPL

Jamie Moran scores a nice little pit before the lifeguards cleared the water. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Jamie Moran scores a nice little pit before the lifeguards cleared the water. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Now a SoCal resident, Dean Randazzo saw Danielle on the maps and got the hell out of the cold, shitty surf to score back home in New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Now a SoCal resident, Dean Randazzo saw Danielle on the maps and got the hell out of the cold, shitty surf to score back home in New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL

By most accounts, Hurricane Danielle wasn't the best 'cane seen, but for surfers on the East Coast it's a great kickoff to better thing to come. Photo: Stafford/SPL

By most accounts, Hurricane Danielle wasn't the best 'cane seen, but for surfers on the East Coast it's a great kickoff to better things to come. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Hurricane Danielle as seen in Ocean City, New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Hurricane Danielle as seen in Ocean City, New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Looks like someone's all tuckered out after charging the Hurricane Danielle surf in New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Looks like someone's all tuckered out after charging the Hurricane Danielle surf in New Jersey. Photo: Stafford/SPL