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7 Days in New Hammy


I spent last week in New Hampshire and kind of had the ideal New England road trip. Scored some bluebird days of fast groomers before a little weather system bought snow to the White Mountains and a fun little swell on the coast. Throw in some epic food, hiking, friends, the Womens March in Portsmouth, winter adventure, and it was a fantastic trip.

You can find the full seven-part story at GrindTV.

Crystal LakeJon Coen

Also, I now own these vintage New Hammy-made snow shoes.

And thanks to my bud Brian Nevins for a few of his images. 

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Odiorne State ParkJon Coen
Mikey EvansPhoto by Brian Nevins
SledsJon Coen
Noodle BowlCourtesy StreetFood 360
Courtesy Canmore Mountain.
Solid dayJon Coen

Just Beneath the Surface 2017 teaser

Big day. On Tuesday, we launched this teaser for the four new Just Beneath the Surface episodes. In the first 24 hours, it garnered 60,000 views. It's pretty damn exciting. Puts a lot of pressure on us to deliver!

This season we'll take you from the striper blitz offshore to deep in the pines. We're going to tell you the stories from behind the bar to the historic ships that have wrecked upon our shores. We'll explore homes that are built around the Island lifestyle, paddle the bay, score epic swell, and show you what's just beneath the surface that you won't even believe is New Jersey water (or waddr, as we say.) We have four new episodes that start dropping in the spring of 2017. Get ready for am adventure in our own backyard. Support from the Southern Ocean County Chamber, Dave's Electric, Mud City Crab House,  Farias Surf  and Ship Bottom Brewery.

The project's website is JustBeneaththeSurfaceNJ.com

Just Beneath the Surface, New Jersey: 2017 Season Teaser from Just Beneath the Surface on Vimeo.

And for those who haven't seen the pilot episode, here you go:

Just Beneath The Surface Pilot Episode: Harvest and Make from Just Beneath the Surface on Vimeo.

Northeast Redemption

This time last year, we were basking in abundant winter sunshine. I think we may have still been surfing without gloves. But didn't translate real well for snowy pursuits.

My most recent feature for GrindTV takes a look at the Northeast's snowy payback.

Northeast RedemptionCould be a much better season. Photo courtesy Jay Peak.

“The 2015 winter season was the worst the industry has seen in 40-plus years. We lost a lot of business and a few stores from the lack of snow and cold weather. It hurt everyone, including the manufacturers,” Paulie Yaremko, East Coast rep for Ride Snowboards and Grenade Gloves, told GrindTV. “Good thing Mother Nature has helped with this preseason and shops are back on track with sales. I actually don’t have a board left to sell.” 

Read the full Northeast Redemption story at GrindTV.com