"The Hunt" for the largest storms hitting Eastern USA

September 29, 2010 | Surfing

The Hunt: waves wanted

Cataloging the 2010 Atlantic Ocean / Gulf of Mexico hurricane season, “The Hunt” is a series of webisodes that will feature the largest storms impacting the East Coast of the United States and the hardcore surfers who cherish their wave producing power.

“I'm hoping the third season of ‘The Hunt’ is going to be the best one yet,” stated Alek Parker, Seven Tiki team rider and webisodes creator. “Hopefully all the components will create an extremely active Atlantic season. It’s an exciting time when the charts turn deep red and purple!”.

The opportunity to harness the energy that creates the best waves the East Coast sees every year leads many surfers to chase these swells. "The Hunt" and crew are not following a set schedule or location schedule, but will spontaneously go wherever the forecast is best.

“Hopefully with an El Nino year, we’ll have plenty of surf and it’s looking that way right now as the Atlantic turns on.”, says Billy Melnyk, senior manager of the sponsoring brand.

With previous filming locations known and unknown, it’s anyone’s guess where the surfers will end up. Plus, this year extra precautions are being taken to make the trips as spontaneous and secretive as possible.

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