ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) — Some rain and wind battered the Crystal Coast Monday night and Tuesday morning, but the area was largely spared by a storm system moving up the coast.
We’ve been blessed,” said Nick Webster, who was visiting from Florida. “We don’t have the winds and it’s really been kind to us.”
People spent the day Tuesday getting out to see what the storm left behind.
No damage and no flooding was reported in Carteret County, but the surf did remain rough on Tuesday. Several surfers ventured out into the ocean, but most people heeded the red flags flying and stayed out of the water.
John Curtis visited the beach from Havelock to see the waves for himself.
“We came down here to look at the big waves and you can see it’s got some bad undertow,” said Curtis. “And it’s still something to come look at.”
Curtis only went ankle-deep due to the rough surf.
“We came down here to look at the big waves and you can see it’s got some bad under toe,” said John Curtis from Havelock. “And it’s still something to come look at.”
Winds will remain gusty at times into Tuesday night and the surf will stay rough for the next day or two, but the Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to draw a big crowd.
Early Tuesday morning bands of light and heavy rain scattered across the Crystal Coast, and the wind and rain was on and off.
“This is just like a thunder storm,” said Renee Huggins, an Atlantic beach goer.