February at Nauset Beach
Dave Guiliano goin' left
Dave gets closed out
Dick Davis backside
Davis trying to beat the soup
the weather’s cold, sometimes the fog obliterates your vision, but the
waves are often incredible along this part of the Massachusetts shore.
The beach at Cape
Cod National Seashore stretches from Chatham to Provincetown and
when the Nor-Easters hit, look out! You'd think it was Hawaii’s
North Shore. These winter storms are common and the locals suit up to
catch a few after work - before it gets dark or the fog buries you in.
Fog banks come in without warning and envelop the area in less than 15
minutes. So it's best to keep a good eye on shore when its starts
At the end of summer 2000, a small hurricane missed us and went out
to sea, but we had 5-8 ft waves all week. The locals loved the quick
wave challenges and rode right over the rocks, which are just below the
visible sand line. Nauset Beach sits just below the Nauset
Lighthouse which is featured on a Massachusetts license
plate for Cape Cod and the Islands.
You’ll often find local surfers Dick Davis of Harwich, MA, and Dave
Guiliano of Dennis, MA, there having fun and teaching Dave's daughter
Jenna the ropes. During the season, she was out there catching a few and
making her dad proud.
Other popular areas on the seashore are Coast
Guard Beach, about 1/2 mile to the South and Marconi
Beach 1/2 to North. Additionally, the entire shoreline all the
way to Chatham has great challenges. However, you need a good four-wheel
drive vehicle to get there. This place makes for a great winter getaway.
Surf an hour or two then retire to a colonial style Bed
and Breakfast or local Inn, preferably one with a fireplace!
For more information on surfing along
the Cape Cod shore, visit Harbormaster
Tom's web site.