By Mike Busch
As we head into the peak of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, surfers and wave watchers are hoping for some nice wave action after a very tranquil summer.
With Texas and Louisiana still dealing with Harvey, the remnants of another tropical low have generated a High Surf Advisory in effect all day today until 8:00 p.m.
From the National Weather Service:
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
* LOCATIONS…ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACHES.
* RIP CURRENT RISK…HIGH.
* SURF HEIGHT…5 TO 8 FT TODAY.
* LIGHTNING RISK…NONE
* SHORELINE IMPACTS…HIGH SURF OF 5 TO 8 FT TODAY
WILL CAUSE SOME LOCALIZED DUNE EROSION DURING TIMES
OF HIGH TIDE. TALK TO LIFEGUARDS AND BEACH OFFICIALS TO LEARN
ABOUT ANY SURF HAZARDS AND HEED THEIR ADVICE. PAY ATTENTION TO
FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS AND SWIM IN LIFE GUARDED AREAS.
Check it out for yourself on the new Surf Cam live streaming from the top of the Davis Park Casino Bar here:
This leads to today’s flashback from late August 3 years ago as Hurricane Cristobal passed by Long Island.
Cristobal formed near Puerto Rico on Aug. 23 and finally dissipated over Iceland on Sept 2.
The storm generated some dangerous but beautiful, clean surf on the Fire Island beaches as the storm passed Long Island.
These images were taken at Old Inlet, the site of the new inlet that opened up by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
More images on Page 2