The final showdown with Hurricane Bill. Images like the ones in the above gallery are why people got so damn excited over Bill. Everyone knew there was potential, but there’s so many options, so many factors, and so many nooks to be explored in such a short window that Hurricane Bill might not have lived up to the hype for everyone. Our previous galleries were Outer Banks and Florida heavy, so we wanted to finish things off with Bill by showing you what the rest of the Atlantic was doing.
We sent our top staff photographer Brian Bielmann to Rhode Island with Ian Walsh and Benji Weatherly—yes, Brian is from Hawaii and we sent him to Rhode Island. That right there sums up the frenzy that was Hurricane Bill. The Long Island Coast Guard wanted in on the fun and Shea Lopez let us in on his little secret somewhere in the Atlantic. And of course we couldn’t leave out my favorite state on the East Coast, New Jersey.
So enjoy the final helping and stay tuned to transworldsurf.com for full fall coverage as we keep our finger on the pulse of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane season. Check back soon for a full user gallery of YOUR best images as well.
Andy Irons, Pete Mendia, Sam Hammer, and Jersians at Manasquan Inlet
Ian Walsh in Rhode Island
The Coast Guard getting in on the action in Long Island. Photo: T Colla