The Perfect Season

STORY: AMBER SCHEEL
PHOTOGRAPHY: SEAN MURPHY
VIDEO: LIVE WILD STUDIOS


If you went looking for a gritty community with a hardcore love for the ocean, even in the bleakest of winters, you'd probably end up in New England. If you stuck around long enough, you would run into people like Willis who will tell you that winter is the perfect season. Even in the wake of the most brutal nor'easters, he's out on the water. On the harshest of days with ripping wind and rock-bottom temperatures... the stinging pain of being on the wrong side of the thermometer is surpassed by the promise of epic adventure that comes from embracing winter.

Most people would run from the counterculture that inhabits the north shore, but the locals crave it. To them, there's no such thing as bad weather.