Sunday, September 28, 2014
It's often called shoulder season - that period of time after the kids have gone back to school yet the chances of good weather are still high. Summer lingers on but there's a slight chill at dawn and the odd leaf blowing on the wind. The beaches are quieter aside from the sound of breaking waves, as hurricanes spinning off the far side of the Atlantic and the first of the northern winter storms send long period swells towards Europe's western coastline. So pack the car, load the van, board the ferry or hop a flight and find a spot with a good view of the shoulder. This season for surfers means solid swell and sunshine, and there isn't anything "shoulder" about that combination - it's the face that we all fell in love with.
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