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A Year After Sandy feature, NPR

October 29, obviously a heavy day remembering what happened a year ago. Tracey Samuelson of WHYY, the NPR affiliate in Philly has covered the aftermath very well. Her one-year-anniversary piece specifically deals with the Jetty + Waves for Water LBI Outreach what we’ve accomplished in a year and where we are now. They used five of Ann’s photos that are now somewhat historic. Looking back on a year, I am honored to be surrounded by this community. You can read and listen to the program at Newsworks.org.

Sandy RecoverySandy Recovery, by Ann Marie Coen

The Last Grudge Match Ever in ESM

I’ve had the opportunity to cover every Smith Optics Garden State Grudge Match since 2002. Rob Cloupe, who I have known since I was a kid, came up with this progression-oriented, man-on-man, winner-take-all event and saw it through during a very important time in New Jersey surfing. It was an awesome event that really highlighted New Jersey’s best surfers and gave me fantastic story lines for the last ten years. I covered it for Surfing, Surfline, ESM, the Press of AC, and N’East mag over the years and established great relationships with these surfer. This is truly the end of an era. My final Grudge Match story is live at EasternSurf.com There’s another story in today’s Press of Atlantic City.

Right Coast Tattoo for Inked Mag

Ann Coen Photography

It feels good to cover someone right in our own town for an international magazine. It was also a bit like the old times with Ann Marie and I working on a feature together. The November issue of Inked Magazine has my feature with Ann’s photos on Dan Binai and Right Coast Tattoo Bianai put up his own money and did most of the work to get reopen three months after the storm. They saved the story to mark one year since Superstorm Sandy. Read “Sandy Hits the Right Coast,” in Inked Mag.

I’ve had work done at Right Coast and will certainly be getting more.