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With waves already swelling, surfers up and down the East Coast are excited about the weekend arrival of Hurricane Bill (track it here). New York City’s Parks Department on the other hand is panicking and closed down many of the city’s beaches today due to optimal surfing conditions: “high waves, heavy surf and rip currents.” With the ordinary folk’s propensity to sink like stones even when the conditions are calm, maybe this was a good call.

Photo by LtoBrooklyn