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    Posted November 11, 2012 by
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    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

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    Surfing Sandy

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     trevoo photographed native Cape Cod surfer Brendan McCray as he rode large waves created by Superstorm Sandy on November 1. He explains that this photograph was taken the day after Sandy made landfall in New Jersey and New York, and its landfall created a "boat wake." 'The storm passes, but the wake behind it takes a day or two to make impact,' he said.

    He says only a handful of people were surfing that day since the waves and rip currents were so strong. He waited more than two weeks to upload this photograph because he wanted to be sensitive to the people who were affected by Sandy. 'The people are New Jersey and New York are and have suffered great losses,' he said.

    He explains that it can be challenging to be an extreme sports enthusiast at times. 'The power of Mother Nature that we try to harness, although fun and exciting for us, a times has bad consequences for someone else,' he said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Brendan McCray surfing off Cape Cod Massachusetts . Hurricane Sandy brought strong winds and large surf to the east coast of New England.

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