By John Streit. Photos by Jon Carter, Colin Breland, Allen Harcourt & Streit. Last week’s swell was one of many moods. Appropriate for the stretch of coast we call home. There’s a saying aroud these parts: “If you don’t like the weather today, wait until tomorrow,” a nod to the fact that our local conditions can change rapidly. This swell was brought in by a Nor’easter with air temperatures down in the lower 40s, dismal skies and whipping winds. By Friday, you’d couldn’t ask for a more sun-soaked and beautiful day. By Sunday — while warmer — there were rain squalls and a new south swell. Mother Nature sure likes to keep things interesting in the Mid Atlantic surfing, and for that I’m very thankful. The bipolar nature of fall-winter-spring weather usually means a swell is in-tow, which is swell by me. Golden Hour light is a photographer's best friend. Combine that with a talented surfer, great waves and a skilled photographer and you get some breathtaking results. Quentin Turko. Photo: Carter. Split peaks are what friends are for! Sterling King takes the right while Dana Quinn goes left. Photo: Carter. Eric Drexler gets some shade on a sunny Friday in Kill Devil Hills. Photo: Carter. The title of this gallery may be "Weekday Warriors," but this snap from Sunday of S&A contributor Matt Price more than made the cut! Photo: Carter. The morning session on Hatteras Island was one for the memory banks. Photo: Breland. "Dude it's firing out there!" Photo: Breland. Almond joy. Photo: Breland. Julian Smith races inside this morning peeler. Photo: Breland. Colin posted up on the corner like a street sign. Photo: Breland. Julian Smith off the botton on a pretty peak. Photo: Breland. Depth, both in the photo and in this wave. Photo: Breland. Dreamstate. Photo: Breland. Goofies wanted. Photo: Breland. Incoming. Photo: Breland. Flashback to Thursday, Jan. 15 at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Photo: Allen Harcourt. The scene of many wave-slayings: Avalon Pier, doing it's thing on Thursday. Photo: Harcourt. An unknown aerialist punts into the Avalon afternoon. Photo: Harcourt. A parting shot from Virginia Beach on Thursday. An unknown surfer gets into it. Photo: Streit. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.