By Mike Busch

The coastal storm that soaked our area and brought winds up to 40 mph on Friday was still effecting the coast on Saturday Morning with higher than normal tides and leftover surf.  I took a ride to the Cupsogue Outer Beach around 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning.  The surf on the ocean was rough but nothing out of the ordinary but the action in the inlet was a little more extreme than I expected.  I arrived about 2 1/2 hours after high tide and could see the water had just receded from the end of the outer beach road and moved some of the rocks around.  Perhaps as  a result of the recent dredging, large waves appeared to be able to roll directly into the jetty before breaking.  Before the dredging most of the large waves broke well outside the inlet.

As you can see at the end of the video above, I had a close call when a rogue wave soaked me from head to toe.  I used my regular Nikon gear for a few minutes but had to turn to the waterproof Go Pro Hero 7 for most of the video to protect my gear.

More photos and video on pages 2 and 3