Tampa Bay Surfer’s and Thrill Seekers got their money’s worth Thursday and Friday from Hurricane Irene’s giant waves that battered Florida’s East Coast. It was the Surfers that were the most excited some came from as far away as New Jersey and Texas just to ride Florida’s perfect storm and North Carolina’s Nightmare.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - AUGUST 25: Emory Blair takes to the ocean with his surfboard to take advantage of the waves created by Hurricane Irene as it passes off the coast on August 25, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Irene is moving over the Bahamas and could still be a major storm as it approaches the North Carolina coast the morning of August 27. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)