I walked over to the beach on Thursday evening, August 25th, 2011, as Hurricane Irene was edging nearer to the Florida Coast. The clouds and light were going off, so I snapped a few shots with my iPhone (check out the first perfectly curved outer bands that started to show in shot #3!) I spent the greater part of the next two days surfing my brains out, a rare 8-10 ft. Friday, 3-5 ft. Saturday. It’s Sunday now and I’m hurtin’. Supposedly, there’s another pulse coming later this week (Jose?). I appreciate Florida’s great sunsets and the tropical waves we wait for in Summer, but the searing heat of July-September here, I could do without! Overall, I wouldn’t trade living in Florida for anywhere else!