Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter. From, New Jersey

Spring irieness with Matt Keenan. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Spring irieness with Matt Keenan. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Snow storm after snow storm has pelted the northeast this winter. But it appears that the trend has finally broke. Though not a weatherless swell (a pretty good amount of nor’easter rain), New Jersey, and a lot of the East Coast, received a nice little welcome from spring. With temperatures in the 60s and blue skies filled with warm sunshine, things are beginning to thaw in the Garden State. Doesn’t mean the gloves and boots are coming off just yet (it is only March), but hoods may start beginning to be less necessary.

Ocean City giving surfers good reason to believe spring has sprung. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Ocean City giving surfers good reason to believe spring has sprung. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Sam Hammer thawing out inside. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Sam Hammer thawing out inside. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Andrew Gesler. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Andrew Gesler. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Matt Keenan saluting spring with both hands. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Matt Keenan saluting spring with both hands. Photo: Stafford/SPL

It's not all barrels for Andrew Gesler though. Photo: Stafford/SPL

It's not all barrels for Andrew Gesler though. Photo: Stafford/SPL

NY's Balaram Stack stalling his way to spring glory. Photo: Stafford/SPL

NY's Balaram Stack stalling his way to spring glory. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Scott Drages burning some speed. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Scott Drages burning some speed. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Matt Keenan. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Matt Keenan. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Andrew Gesler letting Atlantic City (seen in the distance) know spring is here. Photo: Stafford/SPL

Andrew Gesler letting Atlantic City (seen in the distance) know spring is here. Photo: Stafford/SPL