In the northern hemisphere, the best waves come when the air and water temps drop toward freezing. This is particularly true on the East Coast, where nor’easters bring pummeling head-high barreling tubes. Hunting down those waves, however, takes a kit built for the harshest elements. Most worthwhile breaks are at least a day trip away, so pack the cooler, fill your thermos full of coffee, steady yourself and venture beyond the palms and sunny weather of your standard beach break.

Pre-Surf

Midweight Geelong Crewneck Sweater by Filson $195
Light Boot by Danner $380
Wool Down Shirt Jacket by Nau $325
Panga 50 Duffle by Yeti $300
GN.O4 Waxed Canvas Pant by Red Clouds Collective $250
Rambler 36oz Bottle by Yeti $50

The Cooler

Hopper Flip 18 by Yeti $300

Surf Kit

Black Lung Watch by Doxa $2,190
R5 Yulex Front Zip Hooded Wetsuit by Patagonia $529
R5 Yulex Mitts by Patagonia $85
R5 Yulex Round Toe Booties by Patagonia $95

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