Pics – Swell Event: Feb. 17, 2013

Much of the East coast was expecting snow, but for the Outer Banks, we got waves. As the storm system moved off the coast, it created a nice low pressure system that built a solid NNE swell targeting Buxton where much of the action went down. Early that morning, Diamond Shoals buoy read 11.5 feet at 8 seconds which tapered off to a nice ground swell, the water temps were mid 40's and the air temps felt like the 20's. On par for winter conditions on the Outer Banks. Photographer Mickey (2M) McCarthy (along with several other photographers) was there to brave the elements and snap a few shots. [caption id="attachment_22698" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_01 As cold as it was outside, the jetty was firing. Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_22699" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_02_Matt Lusk Local photographer Matt Lusk taking a look. Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22700" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_03_backdoor Belinda Chad preparing for the dark room. Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22702" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_05_Jetty Another unridden gem at the Lighthouse. Would you go left? Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22701" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_04_Barley Brett Barley standing tall and looking comfortable. Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22703" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_06_Hines Jesse Hines sets up for the barrel. Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22704" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_07_paddle out Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Jetty.... the paddle out. Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22705" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_08_Zack Knapp Surfer: Zack Knapp, Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22706" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_09_diamond shoals Diamond Shoals. Photo: Mickey (2M) McCarthy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22707" align="aligncenter" width="920"]2M_lighthouse_10_2M Mickey freezing his ass off! Photo: John Jones[/caption] [caption id="attachment_22708" align="aligncenter" width="920"]Gallop_2M Mickey (2M) McCarthy working in his element. Photo: Ben Gallop[/caption]