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    Biggest Storm Ever To Hit East Coast

    I thought it would be cool if anyone had any pics that they would share of the worst storms ever. Thought it would be interesting

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    That would be

    . . . just about any photos from the '62 March Storm that took out the Cape May Convention center and the boardwalk (That's why they have a sea-wall now- My initials are still there in the sea-wall, look for ''TWS '62'' at the end of Decatur Street).

    In OCM the ocean joined with the bay and cut a new inlet through town at 72nd street. It was only a Nor'Easter, but they lined up back to back and held every high tide against the shore until the next high tide arrived. I once taught a student whose father was the only fatality of that storm. He was a Trailways bus driver I believe on his way to work, but driving through standing water on coastal highway he didn't realize there was a newly cut inlet at 72nd street and he drove right into it. A very tragic drowning.

    http://www.harveycedars.org/HCstormpics1.html
    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...deoid=31236551
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=WU1Q1Swprkc
    http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/a...ugh-eyes-child
    images from Jersey.

    http://www.ocmuseum.org/shipwrecks/storms.asp
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/loc...0,484616.story
    From Ocean City, MD

    I spent much of the storm floating around the streets of Cape May in a boat and since my home at the Manse was still above water, we had five families living with us until the water receded. Main Street was the high ground in town.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wed..._Storm_of_1962

    Needless to say, no one was surfing during that storm.

    While some would say Katrina- far more damage resulted from levee failures than from Katrina's winds. The worst damage didn't happen until a day after the storm had passed. If you want wind damage, then it would be Hurricane Andrew that hit south Florida.
    Last edited by MDSurfer; Jun 23, 2008 at 11:03 AM.

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    I'd have to vote for the storm that was supposed to give us a swell this weekend.

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    katrina
    its all over the news still man and that was what... 2 years ago
    worst storm ever

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    The Perfect Storm

    I know it sounds cheesy, but I surfed that day, October 31, 1991 because I had a Halloween party that night and it was all we talked about. It was 12+ in Delray Beach, FL. The wave surges were washing away cars on A1A. It was the first time I had to time the sets...thankfully I made it out. But once I was out there I was afraid to come in because it meant I had to take one of those behemoths.

    Oh yea, I was riding a 6'-1" Natural Art to top it off.
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    Last edited by SkySurfnSnow; Jan 19, 2011 at 04:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkySurfnSnow View Post
    I know it sounds cheesy, but I surfed that day, October 31, 1991 because I had a Halloween party that night and it was all we talked about. It was 12+ in Delray Beach, FL. The wave surges were washing away cars on A1A. It was the first time I had to time the sets...thankfully I made it out. But once I was out there I was afraid to come in because it meant I had to take one of those behemoths.

    Oh yea, I was riding a 6'-1" Natural Art to top it off.
    It was 101 foot on the buoys in Nova Scotia for that storm and over 37 foot in the Outer Banks. I might have some old photos somewhere from that storm. We were trapped for weeks and there were actually porpoises on the beach road. That is how under water we were. I remember riding my beach cruiser on the beach road and the water was equal to my top bar. I cannot remember but that may be the same storm that took out a span of the Oregon Inlet bridge.

    I remember hurricane Gloria in 85 when I lived on the Chesapeake Bay in Va. That was one ruthless storm for sure. I am been through dozens of hurricanes since but the Halloween storm was extratropical and RUTHLESS.


    The movie the Perfect Storm was the Halloween Storm.

    http://www.roanokehomesrus.com/halloweenstorm1.html
    Last edited by Chris Joyner; Jun 23, 2008 at 07:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkySurfnSnow View Post
    I know it sounds cheesy, but I surfed that day, October 31, 1991 because I had a Halloween party that night and it was all we talked about. It was 12+ in Delray Beach, FL. The wave surges were washing away cars on A1A. It was the first time I had to time the sets...thankfully I made it out. But once I was out there I was afraid to come in because it meant I had to take one of those behemoths.

    Oh yea, I was riding a 6'-1" Natural Art to top it off.
    yeah i agree this was the most serious storm of them all
    i surfed the pier and it was about 10-12 foot and peeling
    it was so big that when a set would come and you were sittin on your board...when you rolled over the wave you could touch the top of the pier
    i love storms

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    Gloria, the perfect storm and the march storm are definitely up there as far as damage goes. My parents have 16mm footage of the march storm which decimated the lavellete area. Like LBI the bay and ocean met in multiple places. Here is a link to some photos of LBI:
    http://www.oceancountygov.com/photos/lbi-62/default.htm

    as twisted as this sounds, i would have love to have seen the surf after this storm.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y8drTCWB9c

    Heres a little video of what not to do during the hurricane haha

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    CurtFlirt732 Guest
    the halloween aka perfect storm was bad and so was Floyd