The Not So Far East

Unless You’re A Resident, The Right Coast Is A Foreign Shore On Home soil. But It Needn’t Be So

You are about to enter the money round of an East Coast issue. Brown water and stiff offshores. Accents and alligators. You may even climb a New York skyscraper. Nervous? It's understandable. If you're not from this part of the United States, these distinctly Eastern characteristics can seem scary and foreign. And if you are, well then, welcome home. You can turn the page now. But for those who feel the anxious tug of the scary and foreign, who tune out during hurricane talk and don't care how many world titles the East Coast holds (20), we ask that you set aside your prejudices for the moment. Relax. You're in a safe place. Open your heart to Bermuda Highs and nor'easters.

But what the f–k, exactly, is a Bermuda High and nor'easter, you ask? And we're glad that you did. Because it's through education that we break down our bias and come to see a place and its people for what they really are. So, with that in mind, we'll use this issue to teach you about the storms. About barrier islands and drift sessions. We will take you to the place where the sun rises over the ocean and we will meet the residents upon which that sun shines. We will learn about the East Coast and, through our newly acquired knowledge, we will learn to love it. Grits and grease and all.

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