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19 Degrees: For Some, A Perfect Day For Surfing04:57
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In 19-degree weather, Tony Sanchez and Pat Falco head out to surf on King’s Beach in Lynn on Nahant Bay. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
In 19-degree weather, Tony Sanchez and Pat Falco head out to surf on King’s Beach in Lynn on Nahant Bay. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Most of us around Boston are pretty tired of this winter weather.

But there is a certain community of locals embracing it, because powerful winter storms can bring big waves — and those bring out the surfers.

A few days ago, we met up with two year-round surfers, Tony Sanchez and Pat Falco, for some North Shore surfing. The day was sunny and the water was bright blue, but the temperature outside was just 19 degrees.

At his place in Swampscott, Sanchez gets into his winter-weight wetsuit. It's 5 millimeters thick, to keep him warm in extremely frigid water. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
At his place in Swampscott, Sanchez gets into his winter-weight wetsuit. It's 5 millimeters thick, to keep him warm in extremely frigid water. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco, left, and Sanchez load up their surfboards. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco, left, and Sanchez load up their surfboards. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez puts on his gloves on Lynn Shore Drive before heading to the beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez puts on his gloves on Lynn Shore Drive before heading to the beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco puts on his hood. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco puts on his hood. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez and Falco carry their surfboards down the stairs at King’s Beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez and Falco carry their surfboards down the stairs at King’s Beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco waxes his surfboard before going out to meet the waves. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco waxes his surfboard before going out to meet the waves. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez paddles out from the beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez paddles out from the beach. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco rides a wave. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Falco rides a wave. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez rides a wave . (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sanchez rides a wave . (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This segment aired on March 5, 2015.

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