After showing off all winter, the mighty Atlantic proved she still had a few tricks up her sleeve—much to the amusement of local surfers—sending a somewhat unforeseen run of late April swell to light up premier spots up and down the coast of Northeast Florida. The surprise swell event certainly prompted deliberation—priority weighing, spot considering, quiver assessing. Of course, any and all surf-impeding commitments were broken. Of course!
Meanwhile, it was deadline week here at Void Magazine. As we sweated over the finer points of our Makers Issue (due out next week!), a creeping sense of FOMO threatened what is typically a joyous, though labor-intensive part of our monthly workload.
Save your sympathy, dear reader. We got some. And, if the quantity of surf-related posts blowing up our Social Media feeds is any indication, so did everybody else. Scrolling through Instagram late Wednesday, it seemed this swell event was captured from nearly every angle, with North Floridians slipping, sliding, tucking in, and gouging through lineups from somewhere east of Fort Clinch to the Matanzas Inlet.