Hurricane Katia kicking up high surf in Atlantic Canada – East Coast #SurfReport


Hurricane Katia kicking up high surf in Atlantic Canada

The Canadian Press

Date: Friday Sep. 9, 2011 7:07 AM ET

HALIFAX — Hurricane Katia is kicking up some big waves along the East Coast as the Category 1 storm continues to spin out in the Atlantic Ocean.

Early today, Katia was about 500 kilometres southeast of Nantucket and heading slowly northeastward with sustained winds of about 140 kilometres per hour.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre doesn’t expecting Katia to make landfall but it is warning about high surf along the south-facing coastlines of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

They say swells of between five and seven metres could be crashing ashore by this evening, creating dangerous rip currents.

Waves watchers are advised to stay well back from shore, and venturing into the surf is highly discouraged.

Such warnings may have come too late for a 30-year old surfer who went missing Thursday off Gilgo Beach in Suffolk County New York.

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