GALLERY: First Dispatch from Hurricane Florence

Jason Lock

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Updated 63d ago

Hurricane Florence is currently churning off the east coast of the US. And while the serious nature of a major hurricane is no joke, it doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate the advent of a rifling swell filling in.

Right here, we’ve curated the top images from around Hurricane Florence, as it continues its WNW trajectory. Locales across the Caribbean got it good as evidenced here by Josh Burke, taking flight at entirely rippable Soup Bowl.

For Florida? Well, this may be as good it gets with a solid swell peaking overnight at 9ft@15 seconds to keep you tied over. As MSW's chief wave wizard Tony Butt says: "If you are not involved in the chaos, a pulse of long-period swell is already hitting Florida, accompanied by light variable winds or light offshores. The swell will continue through tomorrow, with wave heights exceeding six feet at exposed spots."

Hurricane Florence currently off the coast with sustained winds of 140mph. Current trajectory loads it up as heading WNW.

Hurricane Florence currently off the coast with sustained winds of 140mph. Current trajectory loads it up as heading WNW.

Never failing to miss a session when the Outer Banks or North Carolina fires up, lensmen Cal Ramsey was right in the spot when Florence first peaking. "The wind finally went offshore yesterday," he says. "Don't get me wrong, it's been super fun with the very light onshores. But after the morning surf yesterday, play time was over. I spent the next six hours boarding up the house and tying down everything I could.

|For the first time since I've moved to the Outer Banks five-years-ago, I packed up the girl and the dog and headed west to the mountains. The latest models and predictions are looking like we might be spared major damage but things change every hour and don't get me started on the weather channel."

Seth Barrick soars.

Seth Barrick soars.

© 2018 - Cal Ramsey

Ponce Inlet, taking a licking below.

Oliver Kurtz, below, with the blow tail.

Alex Brooks in NJ.

Alex Brooks in NJ.

© 2018 - Tim Torchia

Yeah, you know New Jersey got a good showing, Mike Gleason.

Yeah, you know New Jersey got a good showing, Mike Gleason.

© 2018 - Tim Torchia

Wanna see how Florence is looking? Check below...

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Cover shot of Jared Jennings, about to get shacked by Cal Ramsey

We’ll update as more comes in.