Eric Dranginis in California

January 27, 2012 - Cape Cod surfer Eric Dranginis recently flew to California on a whim, without a clue as to whether the surf would be good or bad. The surf gods smiled on him:


Buoy 44018 Off Provincetown

October 15, 2011 - Buoy 44018, formerly located 30 nautical miles SE of Nantucket is now operating at its new location, 17 nautical miles ENE of Provincetown. The buoy provides information on wind speed and direction, wave height and direction and air and water temperatures. Cape Cod mariners and surfers will benefit from real time data now provided from a location closer to their home waters.

Oldtimers Longboard Classic August 14

The 2011 Cape Cod Oldtimers Longboard Classic will be held on August 14th at White Crest Beach in Wellfleet starting at 5pm. This not-so-serious contest traditionally features dinged up old surfboards, flabby older guys and gals and young people who flout their youth on a beachfront of greying eminences.

This year's rules have been relaxed. Since vintage longboards are getting more valuable and harder to come by any longboard over 9 feet in length may be used in the contest (without a leash). Attendees are encouraged to bring collector boards and items to the beach for everyone to drool over. Organizers will still be presenting the Sparky Merrill Best Board Award.

Register at the Pump House Surf Shop in Orleans starting August 10th.

Here's the Oldtimers website.


Cape Cod Bay Challenge 2011

A 34 Mile Marathon Standup Paddle to Help Support Christopher’s Haven
takes place on August 20, 2011

Cape Cod Bay Challenege 2011 - paddle SUP from Plymouth to ProvincetownThe Cape Cod Bay Challenge began in 2008 when 8 paddlers, the 1st to ever paddle across the bay, raised $12,000 for charity. Our numbers have more than doubled each year and last year our paddlers raised in excess of $80,000 to help support kids with cancer. August 20th, 2011 will see the 4th Annual Cape Cod Bay Challenge.

This year will be our 1st year landing in Wellfleet and facing an increased challenge of 34 miles. The CCBC is not a race, while there is a finish line, it's all about everyone making it across. Our focus is inspiration and the support of others, most especially the kids. Come join the family of CCBC paddlers from around the country and world that are crossing Cape Cod Bay to help support kids battling cancer.

The Cape Cod Bay Challenge launches August 20th pre-dawn from historic Plymouth. That afternoon and 34 miles later we land in Wellfleet to join the ongoing celebration. The CCBC is known for it's great parties and this year we are taking it up a notch. We finish this year in Wellfleet to allow for a bigger and better party. Tents on the beach, a live band, demos and vendor booths, and cold Wachusett brews will make for a great time. Come join us and be treated to some great music, food, and camaraderie. Paddlers, family and friends can register for the event and the party at

In 2010 we expanded on the success of the CCBC by adding three other events that provide some fun competition and at the same time allow for almost anyone to participate. This year we start our season June 11th with the Wellfleet SUPathalon. The SUPathalon is classic Cape Cod on one of the great beaches of the world and includes a race and surf contest. We continue on July 16th with our Challenge on the Charles, a 4 mile race from Community Boating in the basin of the Charles River next to the Hatch Shell and esplanade (of 4th of July and Boston Pops fame). The CCBC, the main event and detailed above, is on August 20th. Our final event of the season is in Marshfield, the Humarock Late Summa Paddle, a costume required cruise with a focus on fun. All of the events feature great parties and include raffles and auctions of great gear thanks to our generous sponsors. We'll be raffling a new 14' Naish Glide, Maui Jims sunglasses, Kialoa paddles, Cape Cod Beach Chairs, Barefoot Wines, artwork and much more. You’ll find the registration pages for all our events here.  

All proceeds from the CCBC and other events will benefit Christopher’s Haven, a 501-c3 non-profit dedicated to providing housing for kids that come to Boston from around the world to undergo cancer treatment. The haven can house up to 7 families at a time in a comfortable homelike atmosphere and help relieve some of the strain during a very difficult time. Christopher’s Haven is a home for kids when cancer hits home.

For detailed information on all the events and for more on paddling, sponsoring, or to donate visit our website at



MOCEAN Hosting Premier of "Soul Surfer" in Hyannis this Friday

MOCEAN is hosting a premier of Soul Surfer, "the inspiring true story of Bethany Hamilton," 7pm Friday April 8, at Regal Cinemas, Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis.  There will be giveaways and raffles including WaveZone skimboard, sticky bumps wax, Sambazon bevergaes, Rip Curl stuff, t-shirts and more. Ticket prioces at the door are $9.50.  You can get 2 tickets for $10 by buying from MOCEAN in advance.

MOCEAN is located in Mashpee Commons.  Call 508-477-1774 for tickets and more info.


Regal Cinemas Cape Cod Mall Stadium 12

793 Iyannough Road MA 02601 - (508) 771-7872




NE Winter Surfing Photo Contest

March 9, 2011 - There's just 10 more days to enter the NESurf 2011 Winter Surfing Photo Contest

Three cash prizes and more for winter photos shot anywhere in the Northeast from NJ to Maine between November 2009 and March 2011. Two categories for entries: BIG and c-c-c-cold

One Grand Prize: $200
Two Category Winners $50 each


Note: if you have trouble entering photos send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (please limit photo size to 1024X768 max)

PLUS... other prizes and the opportunity to share winter stoke.

Judging will be handled by the NESurf brain trust with consideration given to votes by gallery visitors. Gallery votes may determine the finalists, the brain trust will choose the winners. (This prevents gaming of the contest.)

Terms: In entering the contest you agree that you have the rights to the photo and permission from identifiable people within it. You give NESurf the right to publish the photo online at in perpetuity and to use the image, with photo credit, for publicity purposes such as inclusion in press releases. NESurf may not use the photo for paid advertising and you exclusively retain all other rights to it.

NESurf owners and managers may not participate. There is no restriction on NESurf contributors past and present.

Entries must abide by NESurf's terms of use and NESurf retains the right to reject and delete any image it feels is inappropriate and to modify any captions or descriptive text as it feels is necessary.