Slurpee Wave

In New England, temperatures have dropped so low that even the waves are starting to freeze. These incredible photos of semi-frozen ‘slurpee waves’ were taken by surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He noticed the horizon looked strange, so he whipped out his camera, and then spotted the surf had turn slushy. He said: “The high temp that day was around 19 degrees. The wind was howling from south west which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not so good for surfing but since the surface of the sea was frozen slush the wind did not chance the shape. They were perfect dreamy slush waves. Most waves were around two feet with some larger sets slushing through around three foot or waist high. What an experience to be absolutely freezing on the beach watching these roll in while I mind surfed them. The next day I drive up to see if things melted but that same 300 yards out of water froze solid on the surface. No waves at all. I’ve been asking all the fishermen and surfers if they have ever seen such a thing. This is a first they all said.” Continue reading for more pictures.

Slurpee Waves New England

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