All Photos: Nicola Lugo
Not your typical beginning to a surf trip. South Florida, in a harbor. Cory Lopez is wearing a black jacket and warming up his engine while Balaram Stack, Peter Mendia and Nate Behl load boards onto the deck of Cory’s vessel. The Bahamas are only a few hours away and — the reports swear – there’s swell in the water. A few more boards, one last engine rev and there goes the boat. A few hours later (hope you don’t get seasick), look what they found.