Andrew Gesler, New Jersey. “This winter has been nonstop,” says photographer Ryan Mack. “This day was one week after another pumping south swell came through. We also haven’t had that much snow or freezing temperatures, so it seems like El Niño has been working to our advantage, even on the East Coast. But swimming three sessions a day in 40-degree water can still get to you—freezing fingers from holding a housing to ice cream headaches from dodging sets. You have to be pretty dedicated.”
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