Due to a mix of virus-related travel restrictions, overcrowding and unusually long flat and / or windless periods at the North and Baltic Sea during summer season and a busy work schedule I only had had 4 surf days on the scoreboard for the first 8 months of 2021. Hadn´t there been cycling / mountain biking and some windsurfing as plan B, I probably would have gone mad. But right in time for the start of the autumn season I finally reached full vaccination protection and therefor – amongst other advantages - significantly more options to travel.
So, I started to study wind and swell forecasts again and like many other surf-starved fellow Europeans had an opportunistic eye on a particular hurricane wreaking havoc on the Caribbean and particularly Louisiana and later even New York. The beast named Larry was bord about 4 weeks ago off the west coast of Africa and travelled through the North Atlantic in a big arc. After flooding New York, it moved north-east and took an unusually track far up north and hung around Greenland for a while. From here it pumped swell to the east for at least two days.