This story was originally published by SURFER.

It's September 25 - two weeks past the "peak" of the Atlantic Hurricane Season - and we're already running out of names. Since the beginning of the season, we've seen 23 storms (eight hurricanes), with 10 forming in the month of September alone. For perspective, dating back to 1966, the average amount of named storms by this date in September each year is eight. By that metric, the 2020 season has been three times as active as the average year, and we still have two months to go till the end of it.

Of those 23 storms, Hurricane Teddy was the premier swell producer. A Category 3 storm, it absolutely lit up the Caribbean and East Coast, with waves from Barbados to Nova Scotia seeing the best days of the past decade over the last week. Soup Bowl was all-time. Puerto Rico looked like Hawaii during wintertime. And in the Northeast, where Teddy's swell combo-ed up with an early-season cold front that supercharged the surf and brought offshore winds, it was impossible not to score, so long as you went surfing. Anywhere.

Below is a gallery featuring 14 of our favorite images from the northeast region during these last seven days.

Noah Beschen New York (SURFER) Noah Beschen - Ryan Mack

Hawaii's Noah Beschen flew to New York to get some pre-winter Backdoor practice. That is not a sentence one hears often.

Sebastian Moreno (SURFER) Sebastian Moreno - Asher Nolan

The happiest of hours during Hurricane Season. Sebastian Moreno.

Pat Schmidt New Jersey Pat Schmidt - Ryan Mack

Just another perfect punt from New Jersey's Pat Schmidt.

New England (SURFER) New England - Brian Nevins

A beautiful nook in the northeast, lighting up from all angles.

Balaram Stack (SURFER) Balaram Stack - Brian Nevins

While the majority of east coast surfers battled in Balaram Stack's New York backyard, Stack headed further north for some much needed solo time...err, solo slabs.

East Coast Surfer East Coast aerial view - Unknown

The Northeast, doing its best Raglan impersonation.

East coast beachbreaks are notoriously shifty. Somehow, the best ones always seem to get away.
Photo Credit: Asher Nolan East coast beachbreaks - Asher Nolan

East coast beachbreaks are notoriously shifty. Somehow, the best ones always seem to get away.

San Clemente's Max Beach is a talented west coaster who snuck east for hurricane season. Why? Because you can't get barreled like this at Lowers.
Photo Credit: Christian Habberstad Max Beach - Christian Habberstad

San Clemente's Max Beach is a talented west coaster who snuck east for hurricane season. Why? Because you can't get barreled like this at Lowers.

Will Skudin, knifing the drop at early season Mavs. Wait, we mean Maine.
Photo Credit: Christian Habberstad Will Skudin - Christian Habberstad

Will Skudin, knifing the drop at early season Mavs. Wait, we mean Maine.

San Diego's Tosh Tudor is a big fan of tropical systems, flying east for multiple storms in 2020 already. It says a lot about hurricane swells that the kid would rather be in New Jersey than California in the fall.
Photo Credit: Ryan Mack Tosh Tudor - Ryan Mack

San Diego's Tosh Tudor is a big fan of tropical systems, flying east for multiple storms in 2020 already. It says a lot about hurricane swells that the kid would rather be in New Jersey than California in the fall.

The Northeast…or North Point, Australia? Hurricane Teddy, turning NE points into world-class waves.
Photo Credit: Brian Nevins Northeast surf due to Hurricane Teddy - Brian Nevins

The Northeast…or North Point, Australia? Hurricane Teddy, turning NE points into world-class waves.

Logan Landry Logan Landry - Scotty Sherin

Canada's Logan Landry rarely leaves home during hurricane season. With waves like this in his backyard, why would he?

Point taken. Landry and friends.
Photo Credit: Scotty Sherin Logan Landry and friends - Scotty Sherin

Point taken. Landry and friends.

Michael Dunphy is a ‘CT hopeful that would, in a normal year, be chasing points in Europe right now. COVID has kept him grounded (and barreled) on the East Coast for the first fall in a decade.
Photo Credit: Asher Nolan Point Taken (SURFER) - Asher Nolan

Michael Dunphy is a ‘CT hopeful that would, in a normal year, be chasing points in Europe right now. COVID has kept him grounded (and barreled) on the East Coast for the first fall in a decade.

This story was originally published by SURFER.

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