Avid CT Surfer Braves the Winter Waves

TheDay.com: As a stiff, cold wind blew sand across the town beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island, one morning last December, Glenn Gordinier pulled his Subaru into the parking lot and plucked a weathered surfboard from the roof rack.

With the rear gate open, Gordinier sat on the back of the car and stripped down to his underwear before pulling on a thick wetsuit with a hood, booties and gloves. Struggling to hold on to his longboard in the wind, he walked down to the edge of pounding surf and did something that most people would never consider—he plunged into the 49-degree water and paddled out for an hour of surfing.

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