Photos by Billy Ficke & John Streit.

Though we received a glancing blow from Winter Storm Jonas, the intense nor’easter sent plenty of foul weather and pumping swell to the shores of Virginia Beach from Friday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 24. The culmination came during Saturday’s lashing of sleet, snow and gale-force northwest winds blowing into the teeth of a northeast groundswell emanating from the center of Jonas’ low, which parked itself off the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay for most of the day. This set of photos captures some unridden bombs spanning the length of Virginia Beach’s coast. The dedication of those who charged these black diamond conditions stands unquestioned. It was downright nasty out there with waves of consequence sweeping through the lineup. As the magnitude of Winter Storm Jonas as a swell producer continues to come into focus, enjoy these images of normally-swell-challenged Virginia Beach absolutely pumping.

33rd Street, Virginia Beach. Photo: Ficke.
Virginia Beach Fishing Pier jump. Photo: Ficke.
Virginia Beach Fishing Pier bomb. Photo: Ficke.
Rudee Inlet barrel. Photo: Streit.
Croatan Jetty. Photo: Steit.
Sandbridge Market Beach. Photo: Streit.
 
Sandbridge Market Beach. Photo: Streit.
Sandbridge Market Beach. Photo: Streit.
Sandbridge Market Beach. Photo: Streit.
Sandbridge Market Beach. Photo: Streit.
Sandbridge Market Beach. Photo: Streit.
Sandbridge Market Beach. Photo: Streit.

 

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