Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Surf's up, Dude!

By tomorrow, Hurricane Earl will be about 350 miles off our coast as he chugs towards North Carolina's Outer Banks as a Category 3 or 4. That's bringing huge waves and fierce rip currents to Brevard's beaches. Margie, our intrepid Cocoa Beach patrol person, sent the above picture and reports that large flotsam is coming in - one of her pix showed big wooden pallets that she'd collected from the beach. Estimates are for 13 foot waves tomorrow. This past weekend, lifeguards were kept busy rescuing folks caught in the rip tides - one person drowned. We'll hope more common sense is applied this coming weekend.


Caroline said...

Holy Smokes! There are some distinct advantages to living in the Black Hills, no hurricanes. Stay safe, my friend.

The Florida Blogger said...

I hear the surfers are flocking to the coast.