From sea foam to 'bomb cyclones', Ocean City's famous Boardwalk stands strong against the elements

- The 'bomb cyclone' of 2018 covered Ocean City, Maryland's Boardwalk in snow. But snow isn't the only threat Mother Nature has thrown in the famous wooden walkway's direction.

Do you remember when 2011's Hurricane Irene covered the boards - and Tucker Barnes - in mountains of sea foam? Tucker remembers! His coverage, while coated head-to-toe in foul-smelling greenish-brown foam, made him YouTube famous. It even landed him his own Top 10 list on The Late Show with David Letterman!

This year's storm brought snow - not foam - to the resort town. Cori Coffin reported Thursday morning that blizzard conditions brought down over a half foot of snow and made the summertime hangout look almost unrecognizable.

Most of the time rain, wind, sun and sand are the Boardwalk's biggest enemies. Over the decades, sea water from hurricanes has flooded portions of the famous walkway and sand has buried parts of the boards.

It's been here for over 100 years, and thanks to constant maintenance and repairs, the hope is that it will be here for at least 100 more!

Check out some of the photos from the bomb cyclone snow storm.

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