Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Speed Tour of the Shire

New Hampshire surfers take a lot of pride in their coastline. When the lines were drawn so many years ago, New Hampshire snuck in between the endless miles of Maine and Massachusetts...just enough to be able to refer to the area as "Sea coast". According to a quick search on Google, we have either 13, 17, or 18 total miles of coastline (the shortest of all coastal states). I'm wondering if the discrepancy comes from coastal road vs shoreline...and maybe high tide vs low tide?

In case you have ever wanted to visit this quaint coastline of ours but live too far away, or don't have the time to drive the entire 13-18 miles, here it is sped up to just under a minute and a half. Unfortunately its a bit hard to see our surf breaks from car height, but perhaps its best we keep those locations secret. If you don't blink, you can see the section of beach NEMO cleans up every month at about 20-21 seconds.

NH Coastline from Michael Sander on Vimeo, courtesy of Pioneers Surf Shop.


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