Hurricane Sandy halts surfing in the US Atlantic coast

October 29, 2012 | Surfing
Hurricane Sandy: strong winds will hit the US mid-Atlantic coast

Surfing and water sports will not be possible in the US mid-Atlantic coast, as Hurricane Sandy reaches the coastline. Remember that tsunami waves and storm waves should not be surfed.

Surfers should protect themselves and their families. Design a family communications plan and protect your property by covering all windows.

During the hurricane, listen to radio or TV and keep your mobile phone with signal, as long as possible. Stay indoors, avoid elevators and alert for extended rainfall. Wear protective clothing.

Hurricanes are tropical cyclones or severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

In the Northern Hemisphere, that is the USA, it means a counterclockwise circulation of winds near the earth's surface. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October.

Hurricane Sandy can produce winds exceeding 155 miles per hour, as well as tornadoes and microbursts. Additionally, hurricanes can create storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall.

Floods and flying debris from the excessive winds are often the deadly and destructive results of these weather events. Slow moving hurricanes traveling into mountainous regions tend to produce especially heavy rain.

Check the wave height forecast for the East Coast of USA. Learn how wind is formed.