Sunrise session with minimal crowds, game on.
October 21, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: alpine live, alpine-live, Alpine-live.com, alpinelive, east coast, new england, new england surf, new hampshire, new hampshire surf, new hampshire surfing, surf photos, weather | Leave a comment
Last night at one of my favourite places in the world (I realize I say that a lot – this one for real though)
April 26, 2013 | Categories: Storm Chasing, Surf Photos, Surf Related | Tags: alpine live, alpine-live, Alpine-live.com, new hampshire, new hampshire surf, new hampshire surfing, surf, surf photos, surfing | 1 Comment
Spring is here and there’s been some nice weather down on the Seacoast. The skatepark is dry, there’s been some trace of surf the last few days and the sunsets have been gorgeous. I think it actually hit 60 the other day but it’s still Winter up in Vermont. Stowe is reporting 7-12″ in the last 48 hours! It’s going to be an awesome spring up there for sure – the resorts close down pretty soon but it’ll be prime for spring touring. There are deals galore if you’re looking for a touring setup, this is the time of year to shop.
On another note, I started a new website for my own personal work – check it out at www.ryandenning.com
April 3, 2013 | Categories: Bolton, Skate, Surf Photos, Surf Related | Tags: alpine live, alpine-live, Alpine-live.com, alpinelive, Bolton Valley, forecast, landscape, landscapes, new hampshire, new hampshire surf, new hampshire surfing, Powder, powder skiing, rye harbor, rye harbor new hampshire, rye harbor nh, seacoast, Skateboarding, Skiing, Snowboarding, Stowe, stowe mountain, surf, surf forecast, surf photos, surfing, vermont, VT, weather, winter surfing | 4 Comments
Well it’s been a roller coaster week, we did see some waves but it turned out to be disorganized and mushy at practically every spot in NH. MSW came through again with accurate models but the swell reaching the beach just wasn’t favorable, hopefully this upcoming swell (which is looking mighty fine for the north country) will fair a little bit better for the Northeast. In hope of getting some good surf I put together Part 4 of the Spring Verses series, mostly to clear out my folder so it’s nice an empty for some real surf footage.
I also made an attempt at using the new ND filter with a super wide angle lens – needless to say it doesn’t really work. Here is what I came up with, somewhere in Maine…
Side Note: Key phrase of the week is “petting the cat”….I would tell you what it was but I don’t even know – stay tuned cuz I’m gonna make Lockwood explain this shit to the camera.
April 16, 2011 | Categories: Surf Photos, Surf Related | Tags: alpine live media, Alpine-live.com, alpinelive, Maine, Maine surfing, nesurf, new england surfing, new england waves, new hampshire, new hampshire surfing, surfing | Leave a comment
Andy and myself got together yesterday and decided it was about time for some backcountry riding. I had skied at Cannon earlier in the week and knew that the snowpack was pretty deep and there would be good cover in the Notch. We got in the car at 6:00am and headed up to check the scene. We scoped a few different lines, most of which were wind scoured and icy or rocky, although one aspect facing Cannon looked pretty good and it was just a quick hike from the Tram lot. After some pretty solid bushwacking and the discovery of a snowshoe trail we made it up to the bottom of our intended line. Literally as we reached the bottom there was a ton of snow moving, mostly from being in the sun for too long. The snowshoe track ended at the base of the line (obviously right?) and we attempted to continue on upwards. After we had reached the halfway mark we decided it was certainly necessary to do a little bit of snow stability testing. Considering it was such a short trip and the line didn’t look large enough for danger from the road we opted not to bring gear. Improvising a little bit and pushing aside the technical snow testing methods we went for a little bit of an isolated column snow test, which resulted in serious instabilities towards the bottom of the snowpack. It seems as though there was a weak facet just above the rock floor that was triggering the release of our column after only 2 solid taps from the elbow (none from the wrist, starting with elbow & with a glove instead of a shovel). From here we decided there was way too much snow coming down around us and it was time to go down. We still managed to grab a few turns without anything releasing and headed back out through the wildery (yes, wildery) NH White Mountain woods.
Turned out to be a great day and we’re really excited to get back up there….endless opportunities in all directions. GET OUT THERE!!!
December 30, 2010 | Categories: Snow Photos, Snow Related | Tags: alpine-live, Alpine-live.com, alpinelive, franconia notch, new hampshire, white mountain national forest, white mountains | Leave a comment
Chyea, solid today.
November 13, 2010 | Categories: Snow Photos, Snow Related | Tags: 2010 hurricane season, alpine-live, Alpine-live.com, east coast, forecast, hurricane forecast, hurricane forecasting, hurricane swell, Maine, new england, new england surf, new hampshire, new hampshire surf, new hampshire surfing, surf, surf photos, surfing, winter weather | Leave a comment
The waves were pretty solid on Friday with a stiff NE wind, there were only a few spots that were hidden enough to work. In the evening I got a chance to hangout with local cinematographer Michael Sander and local surfer Lars Jacobson while they shaped a few new pink mutants for the weekend.
November 13, 2010 | Categories: Snow Photos, Snow Related | Tags: fox hill, new england surfing, new hampshire, north hampton, november 12 2010, rye, Rye Rocks, surfer, surfing, surfing new england | Leave a comment
November has been a good month, snow and surf wise. We’re currently experiencing one of the longest swells NH has seen since last Winter and there has been some significant snowfall in the higher elevations. We still have a 4-6″ snow pack atop Mt. Mansfield–It’s bulletproof ice but hopefully it’ll stick out this warm spell. Here is a few shots from the first half of November.
November 11, 2010 | Categories: Snow Photos, Snow Related | Tags: alpine live, Alpine-live.com, fox hill, mansfield, Mike Stanek, mt. mansfield, new hampshire, north hampton, north hampton new hampshire, rye, rye new hampshire, rye nh, ski, Stowe, stowe mountain resort, surf, tobey parke | Leave a comment
Woke up this morning absurdly early because my sleep schedule is mangled, I could hear the ocean from my house and that usually means it’s pretty well raging. Stevie O’Hara from Pioneers was absolutely shredding, the majority of these photos are of him.
Edited to add that Kelly Slater has also won his 10th world title today. No one else in sports history has won 10 world titles. Congratulations Kelly!
November 6, 2010 | Categories: Surf Photos, Surf Related | Tags: 2010 hurricane season, east coast, hurricane forecasting, hurricane swell, Maine, mexico, Mike Stanek, new england, new england surf, new hampshire, new hampshire surf, new hampshire surfing, pioneers surf shop, steve o'hara, surf, surf forecast, surf photos, surfing, tobey parke, winter weather | Leave a comment
Well today started at 6am with a drive up to Killington. I drove up expecting to see some type of white precip. and was disappointed to see all of the snow they had gotten the day before was now slush. Conditions were warm and variable with soft bumps and a little drizzle, skied from 9-11:30 and headed back to the Seacoast. Well it turns out the end of the week Coastal storm brought better waves than snowfall. Looks like it should stick around through Monday so get out there.
After a little bit of mis-forecasting on my part, and 36 hours we finally saw some swell. Yesterday was sideshore, semi consistent and head high today was super windy out of the north. Fortunately we saw a little bit more size today, sets this morning as the tide filled in were 2ft overhead plus. Tomorrow morning should still be good, here are a few shots from the last two days.
September 20, 2010 | Categories: Storm Chasing, Surf Photos | Tags: 2010 hurricane season, Alpine-live.com, hurricane forecast, hurricane forecasting, Hurricane Igor, hurricane swell, igor, Mike Stanek, new hampshire, new hampshire surf, Rye Rocks, surf, surf photos, surfing, the wall, Toby Parke | Leave a comment
There will be some cold temps up in the Adirondacks and Greens on Wednesday night with the chance of precipitation in the snow form above ~4500ft. It will still be weeks until we see the slopes starting to discuss openings but keep your eye on the temperatures up in the mountains, it won’t be long before we can earn some turns.
Here is a shot of Casey Denning (alpine-live team rider) at Alta last winter. GET AMPED!
September 13, 2010 | Categories: Snow Photos, Snow Related | Tags: alta, casey denning, early season skiing, east coast, new england, new hampshire, shred, ski, snow forecast, Snow Photos, snowboard, utah, vermont, weather, winter weather | Leave a comment
The tropics are really starting to crank, we’ve had storm after storm developing off of Africa and we’ll see these next three active in the North Atlantic over the weekend. Check out this forecast for Earl, Fiona and Gaston. Bring it!
September 2, 2010 | Categories: Storm Chasing | Tags: 2010 hurricane season, danielle, earl, forecast, hurricane, hurricane forecast, hurricane forecasting, new england, new hampshire, new hampshire surf, new hampshire surfing, surf, surf forecast, surfing, weather | Leave a comment
Danielle was forecasted to peak two days ago, I think the swell peaked this morning. More slayage from the boys.
Shot photos all day, Hampton slab wave session in the evening.
*Storm Chasing page updated*
I apologize in advance for the cropping issues, in an attempt to hide the locations I’ve also mangled the photos. These are shot from 3 different locations in NH/ME. Had a great session this evening with the boys up at a popular spot in Maine, beautiful sunset and glassy waist high surf.