A Disturbance In The Channel


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Cape Cod is freighted with dreams, aspirations and history. A charismatic bit of geography, the hook-shaped peninsula is lauded by artists for its resonant “Cape light.” Comprising a multitude of townships, demographics, and swell exposures, it’s Massachusetts’ most complex wave field. Of course, there is a diehard surf populace willing to hang through the bitter cold of winter and the various indignities of tourist season to get their moments. This is the inside view.