Photos/Video: Surfers Out Pre-Hurricane Leslie

September 6, 2012

As Hurricane Leslie continues to slowly churn her way towards Bermuda, people continue to disregard Government’s warnings and beach closures, with a few surfers visible on South Shore this morning [Sept 6].

In their latest update today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said that Hurricane Leslie has barely moved since last night, and is now 430 miles south south-east of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds near 75mph [120km/h];

A statement issued by Government on September 4th said: “The Department of Parks’ Lifeguard Service has advised that the surf conditions at Horseshoe Bay are too dangerous to allow entry for swimming hence the Lifeguards there have closed down the beach to swimmers.”

“Following a final inspection of the beach at approximately 12pm today, the lifeguard services at Horseshoe Bay Beach was suspended after ensuring that DO NOT ENTER WATER signs were erected at the beach. Lifeguard coverage at Horseshoe will remain suspended for the rest of the week until conditions considerably improve.

“The red high surf warning signs remain erected along the South Shore from Church Bay, Southampton through to and including John Smith’s Bay, Smiths.

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  1. Family Man says:

    Great photos. Love the colour of that water.

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  2. US Observer in Pink Sand says:

    Bermuda is another world....

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  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    WOW! Best surf I've ever seen in Bermuda. Not often that shoal off the Reefs breaks. If those pics get out Bermuda could be a surprising new surf spot for those with the money to travel the world. A great article subject for Surfer Magazine.

    An old surfer from 'The Hut' days.

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  4. Wheerzs Waldo? says:

    I was surprised to learn that surfing here in Bermuda was actaully very popular and actaully faily good. There are groups of guys that hit various spots along the South Shore all year long and get some amazing surf.

    I watched them and took a few pictures (not so great on my iPhone compared to these)this year when I saw them off Kent Avenue, behingd Peace Lutherine Church and just behind A1 in Smiths (the Pampas I think it is called).

    There were about 20 or so surfers out there more than once. I don't think we see them on the beaches more often (unless they are closed down) because they cold hurt someone while surfing during the busy beach season.

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  5. g-gurl says:

    Wanted to take surfing lesson in Hawaii in May, never did... These photos are world class ! Beautiful !

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