Hurricane Hermine Part 2, Labor Day in New York

Craig Murch

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Updated 236d ago

We've followed Hurricane Hermine as it hit Florida and lit up the Gulf and East Coasts over the weekend. You'll find a gallery showcasing the best from both here. However, this happened to be an extended weekend with the inclusion of Labor Day and, as if a gift, Hermine made that Monday in New York extra special. So much so, we felt we had no choice but to sling up another gallery.

Peaks so good they garnered all kinds of audience.

Peaks so good they garnered all kinds of audience.

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

"Yesterday was definitely an all-time experience," Long Island lensman Joe O'Connor tells us. "A day where it's almost impossible to walk away from the beach if you surf or shoot surf photography. The only other day in recent memory that can compete was Cristobal which was two or three years ago.

"Pacific is the spot where most of these shots are from. It was definitely significantly heavier than the rest of town. Lido was busier but not packed. It was just too big for your average guy. I know Lincoln was a bit smaller as I could see it from the entrance ramp of Pacific. There were easily 75 guys plus cramped between two jetties."

Frame after frame threw all day long.

Frame after frame threw all day long.

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

Best get a pump on...

Best get a pump on...

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

Twin peaks anyone?

Twin peaks anyone?

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

A-frames were split up and down the coast. Chris Cook was feeling the right.

A-frames were split up and down the coast. Chris Cook was feeling the right.

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

Think first. That's heavier than it looks.

Think first. That's heavier than it looks.

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

Skudin Surf instructor, Mike O'Connor tucks in.

Skudin Surf instructor, Mike O'Connor tucks in.

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

Lined up.

Lined up.

© 2017 - Joe O'Connor

© 2017 - Erik Schwab

© 2017 - Erik Schwab

Aint that just dreamy.

Aint that just dreamy.

© 2017 - Dylan Kennedy

Pin drop.

Pin drop.

© 2017 - Erik Schwab

Better down the beach syndrome?

Better down the beach syndrome?

© 2017 - Dylan Kennedy

© 2017 - Dylan Kennedy

In this particular tunnel you'll find Balaram Stack.

In this particular tunnel you'll find Balaram Stack.

© 2017 - Conor Barry

© 2017 - Conor Barry


Craig Murch

MSW Content Editor