US Surrounded By Huge Waves

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:54

Big waves and high surf from offshore storms are walloping US East and West Coasts.

Southern California waves are 15 feet high from Hurricane Marie and slamming into beaches from Los Angeles to San Diego, a late-summer treat for surfers in search of big waves.

Meanwhile, here on the East Coast, waves from Hurricane Cristobal will be causing high surf and beach advisories from southern New England to the mid-Atlantic coast. The advisories will be in effect in many areas.

In New Jersey, though the surfing was great Wednesday, the rip currents and large waves were dangerous, warned the weather service, which is warning visitors to stay out of the surf.

80-mph Hurricane winds from Cristobal is about 300 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and was moving to the north-northeast at 12 mph.