Gnarly waves are rolling ashore at Cape Hatteras National Seashore thanks to the passing of Hurricane Bill, dude, but that has park officials urging folks to be careful out there.
While the higher-than-usual surf might be awfully tempting to East Coast long-boarders, seashore officials are closing their beaches to off-road vehicles and warning of strong rip currents, high waves, beach erosion, and unpredictable winds.
During periods of high tides, which will occur Saturday morning at 9:22 a.m., Saturday night at 9:38 p.m., and Sunday morning at 10:11 a.m., the beaches of Cape Hatteras National Seashore will be closed to off-road vehicles due to unsafe conditions, the seashore announced. "Shorelines will experience strong ocean rip currents making water activities extremely dangerous and park visitors are encouraged to stay out of the water until the storm passes and surf conditions improve," officials said.
All National Park Service campgrounds and park visitor centers were expected to remain open.