Cold temps make ‘slurpee waves’ in the Atlantic


Plummeting temperatures and severe winter weather has broken records across the nation this season. February was the sixth coldest month in history for Virginia alone.

In New England, it’s gotten so cold that even the waves are starting to freeze.

PHOTO GALLERY of Nimerfroh’s images

Incredible photos of so-called “slurpee waves” were taken by surfer Johnathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Nimerfroh took out his camera when he noticed the horizon looked different. Then, he realized that the surf had turned slushy.

Nimerfroh posted the pictures on his Instagram account on Wednesday.

“When I pulled up to the beach I could see the horizon just look strange,” Nimerfroh told The Daily Mail. “When I got to the top off the dunes I see that about 300 yards out from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze.”

“The high temp that day was around 19 degrees. The wind was howling from south west which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not so good for surfing but since the surface of the sea was frozen slush the wind did not chance the shape. They were perfect dreamy slush waves.”

“Most waves were around two feet with some larger sets slushing through around three foot or waist high. What an experience to be absolutely freezing on the beach watching these roll in while I mind surfed them,” Nimerfroh said. “The next day I drive up to see if things melted but that same 300 yards out of water froze solid on the surface. No waves at all. I’ve been asking all the fishermen and surfers if they have ever seen such a thing. This is a first they all said.”Click here to read the full story from The Daily Mail.

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