Goodbye Isaac: A tropical storm is a surfer's paradise
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CREATED Aug. 27, 2012 - UPDATED: Aug. 27, 2012
NAPLES, Fla. - A tropical storm is a surfer's paradise. 14-year-old Bert Newcombe is riding the waves as Isaac moves away.
"What are the waves like when you are on your board?" I asked.
"Sometimes, scary because if you get knocked off you're tumbling around in the waves."
Near the Naples Pier, mother nature shows her strength with roaring waves. The storm surge now causing the water to crash on shore.
"We're out here because the surf, the waves. We don't have them too often," said Newcombe.
Other beachgoers feel fortunate Isaac let us off the hook.
"Everyone expected a lot more, but can't ever be too safe," said Bert's father, Bert Newcombe.
The tiniest creatures might not be able to stand up to mother nature.
With Tropical Storm Debbie and now with Isaac, the storm surge washes over turtles nests in Collier County.
Debby wiped out hundreds of nests in collier. While it's too early to tell Isaac's damage, the storm surge at time washed over nests.
"That's the unfortunate thing, loses its markings and whether they die or not from the drowning, we won't know until hatching," said Capt. Roger Jacobsen, City of Naples Harbor Master.
Even before high tide on Monday morning, parts of the beach have already disappeared.
"All the way south of us, we probably have no beach left already and well north of us too at the Naples pier area which
happens to be the biggest beach, we're losing that rapidly," said Jacobsen.
Now surfers say farewell to Isaac before the storm calms and low tides returns.