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Happy To Get Some Waves

Written by Brian Tarcy

EASTHAM- “We’re day tripping, man,” said Jason Tulloch of Rhode Island, after four hours of surfing off of Coast Guard Beach.

Jason Tulloch of Rhode Ilsand & Sam Levine of Connecticut after a day trip to Coast Guard Beach.

Jason Tulloch of Rhode Ilsand & Sam Levine of Connecticut after a day trip to Coast Guard Beach.

Tulloch, 45, a contractor, was surfing with his friend, Sam Levine, 20, a carpenter, of Connecticut. They met surfing, and found Thursday a great opportunity to trek to Cape Cod.

“It was my idea,” said Levine. “I saw a report that it was going to be good.”

They took the two-hour drive to Coast Guard Beach because, “there’s nothing going on in Rhode Island today,” said Tulloch. “The north swell doesn’t wrap around to where we are.”

He added, “We surf here a few times a year. This is the best time of year. There are no people.”

And Levine said of surfing, “I love it. When you are out there, it feels like nothing else in the world matters to you.”

Tulloch said he gets to the Cape about a dozen times a year, often to Coast Guard Beach. As surfing goes, he said, this day was just okay. “It’s relative,” said Tulloch. “It’s relative. You can get two or three turns. There were no epic rides today, that’s for sure. But I am stoked just to get in the water.”

And Levine added, “I’m just happy to get in the water and get some waves.”


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— Brian Tarcy

About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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