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This is Mad­die Peter­son. She is a pro­fes­sional surfer and a model from New Jersey. She is part of a sur­pris­ingly large surfing com­mu­nity on the Amer­i­can east coast.

We as­so­ciate the sport with Hawaii and Cal­i­for­nia, but the At­lantic se­aboard is also no stranger to Mr Zog’s Sex Wax, as a new book, Ice Cream Headaches, by writer Ed Thomp­son and pho­tog­ra­pher Julien Roubinet, proves.

In the sum­mer, dur­ing peak hur­ri­cane sea­son on the At­lantic se­aboard, as Thomp­son points out, “the wa­ter is warm enough to surf in board­shorts”.

Not that it needs to be hot to chase waves, he adds. “In late fall and win­ter the waves get very good, as long as you’re will­ing to wear a thick wet­suit and chase them down.”

Ice Cream Headaches is a snap­shot of a surfing cul­ture that knows how to ride the swell. Roubinet’s im­ages are a cat­a­logue of big waves and fresh faces. Peter­son is one of the lat­ter.

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