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June 28, 2006
High surf advisory equals poor surfing today
MIDDLETOWN -- The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for the Rhode Island coast starting at 1 p.m., warning of high winds and powerful rip tides.
And while such waters keep swimmers away, local surfers often flock to Ocean State beaches during such storms.
Although the waves are reportedly at least waist high at Middletown's Second Beach -- a popular surf spot -- they're terrible for surfing.
"It is super bumpy, really windy, choppy, sloppy swell," according to today's surf report from Middletown's Elemental surf shop.
Today's strong off-shore winds cause the waves to break very quicky and come in from different directions -- far from ideal surf conditions regardless of how large the waves are, according to local surfer Christopher Murphy.
Surfline.com's report for Narragansett beaches agrees, reporting that wave heights were 1 to 2 feet just before noon, with poor conditions.
Posted by Steve Peoples at 12:37 PM | Permalink
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