The last two and a half years here has been interesting and frustrating to say the least. In short, we are surf deprived. In my short time in MA maybe 3 solid swells have come and gone. Countless striped bass have been caught, two car accidents (not of my doing)1 new car with 20,000+ miles of commuter driving since last august. 108 inches of snow in 2015. Winter is Sept thru June. Summer is July thru August when ocean water temps hit a balmy 60degrees. I don't mind the cold water, but a 3/2 in August? And a 3/4 and boots in September? Definitley a different breed up here and I give you guys big creds for it. When it gets BIG, there are spots that rival any place on the globe. Trust me on that. Rubbed elbows with some celebs in the bars and knocked back many Green Heads. (Thanks Newburyport brewery)as they say" salt of the earth". Keep on keepin on, boyz. Lobsta, scallops, steamers, mussels, cod, haddock all done right.(New England has the best seafood) I will miss a lot of it. The surf and lack of it I will not. I feel very fortunate to have experienced New England and it's people and have made some life long friends here. All in all, New Englanders are a tough breed but they will always have your back. Their toughness is not a front. It's an endurance thang.