Nothing will probably deter the surfers from Bill's waves, but I'll give it a try with this post from Accuweather's Joe Bastardi. READ AND HEED!!!
"I'M TALKING TO YOU NOAH!
Thats not NOAA, but NOAH, my buddies son who is a surfer.
You and every surfer from Hatteras north, stay the heck out of the water Saturday. This hurricane is like no other that that has been north of 35 north since the 50s. I mean that. A 130-140 mph storm at 37.5 and 70.0 west, with hurricane force winds extending out 100-150 northwest and 250 east is not going to give you nice clean sets. Monster waves... tasty ones as surfers like to say... with multiple breaks well out in ocean and then varying rates of speed causing some cross confusion of power mounds of water is what is coming. Basically its going to be one heck of show on the mid atlantic coast.. but a show best seen from the shore line.
You will get your chance to surf a hurricane again this year, a 100 mph storm that is 2 days away. but this is a beast not seen in years. I would say at the latitude of the mid atlantic states, the only thing we have seen like this 1938 or 1944. Mercifully the hit on the US coast is not a sure thing. What is a sure thing is a beast creating the kind of waves that would cause great harm to life forms that relying on breathing if they are caught in it.
I do want to point out that south of 35 north, TPC is now very close to the track I have had, which is on top of 70 west..They are now down to 60 miles east of me, at 69 Sat morning. Where we are in a bigger tiff is the intensity. I believe this will be at its strongest point Saturday, and this will try to get to 930 mb or lower, with winds 120kts or higher. then. But again, I certainly see the merit of the TPC ideas and the argument is simply me weighing things differently
In the meantime.. NOAH, discretion is the better part of valor.
I'll tell you what Noah, heres my deal.. surfing a couple of noreasters with snow flying around.... Get your wet suit ready. Dont drive your parents nuts, okay."
There, I tried!!!!!!