One adventurous couple took to the beach yesterday behind the snow wall of doom.

It's been a rough week of winter weather in Western New York. With as much as  six feet of snow in some areas and more on the way, getting around has been a challenge if not impossible. But behind the snow wall of doom, one couple is killing time by surfing.

WNY - Blizzard Surfing from Kevin Cullen on Vimeo.

On Tuesday, Kevin Cullen and Christian Edie (who document their extreme activities on their Facebook page, "WNY Expeditioners") took their surfboards out to the beaches at Sunset Bay, 35 miles south of downtown. A niche sport in the Great Lakes region, surfers from Duluth to Cleveland to Buffalo can be found catching mediocre waves whenever the weather takes a bad turn.

The adventurous couple is lucky to be having such a fun time. Eight people have died so far as a result of the storm, drivers have gotten stuck on roads, and some grocery stores are running low on food (a deserted Doritos truck has even been raided). Despite a state of emergency being declared, the NFL is still hoping to have the Bills play their scheduled home game this Sunday. With another wave of snow arriving today, the league now appears to be looking at alternative locations.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Design

    The Curious Politics of a Montreal Mega-Mall

    The car-dependent suburb it’ll be built in wants to greenlight Royalmount against the city government’s wishes but it needs them to pay for the public infrastructure.

  2. Design

    There’s a Tile Theft Epidemic in Lisbon

    With a single azulejo fetching hundreds of euros at the city’s more reputable antique stores, these tiles, sitting there out in the open, are easy pickings.

  3. Design

    A History of the American Public Library

    A visual exploration of how a critical piece of social infrastructure came to be.

  4. Transportation

    You Can’t Design Bike-Friendly Cities Without Considering Race and Class

    Bike equity is a powerful tool for reducing inequality. Too often, cycling infrastructure is tailored only to wealthy white cyclists.

  5. Multicolored maps of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Tampa, denoting neighborhood fragmentation
    Equity

    Urban Neighborhoods, Once Distinct by Race and Class, Are Blurring

    Yet in cities, affluent white neighborhoods and high-poverty black ones are outliers, resisting the fragmentation shown with other types of neighborhoods.