Despite forecasts of tropical force winds lashing Miami and warnings of evacuation, a handful of people are instead doing just the opposite by taking on Hurricane Irma by surfing and sailing off Miami Beach.
A group of at least 20 surfers shout “F*** you, Irma!” as they drank white wine, beer, and champagne on the beach.
“We will be partying all night long,” said 31-year-old Megan Turnbow, who brought with her a backpack full of liquor.
The surfers told the New York Post said they’d come to the beach to mark the first year anniversary of their friend’s death while doing surfing.
Meanwhile, a 53-year-old yacht captain told the Daily Mail he was confident he could resist Hurricane Irma’s huge surge.
“I know the sea. I’ve been going out there 35 years,” said Graham Cavanaugh. “Conditions are not that great, I’m looking for a clean waves, less whitewater, but I’ll give it a go.”
100% Fed Up reports:
They’ve been warned. Gov. Rick Scott has been like a broken record begging the people of Florida to evacuate. These people might be putting rescuers in danger by staying but they’re mostly interested in partying…Saturday night on Miami’s South Beach, it was surfing — and partying — as usual, even as wet winds began lashing the Atlantic into a seething froth.