Choppy waves along the Oceanfront as Michael approaches

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – At the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Thursday afternoon, surfers were down at Rudee Inlet doing the best they could with choppy waves.

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They’ve been keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Michael as the storm comes towards the coast.

“I’ve been watching the storm, and hoping there would be some good surf. Sad to hear some have died in Michael,” said Shea.

The city’s done what it can to protect Grommet Island Park.  It is surrounded by pushed up sand, making dunes to hopefully protect the park from high tides and surging surf. 

The City of Virginia Beach could see strong winds and high waves, especially as the tropical storm moves out early Friday morning. There is also the risk of rip currents.

All Virginia Beach after-school activities were canceled Thursday in preparation for the approaching storm and all schools and administrative offices will be on a 2-hour delay Friday, October 12.

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