The best, and worst, place in Rhode Island to weather a hurricane is on Jamestown and seasoned wave watchers know well there is no better place to see the surf during a storm than from Beavertail.
From the southern terminus of Conanicut Island one can see whitecaps crashing into both Newport and Narragansett. And that the spit of land named after an animal’s ass points directly toward the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, so the waves hit the rocks here with an incredible force.
Thus, that’s where I went to see high tide this morning and shot a short video for those of you who either couldn’t or wouldn’t go to the coast during times of high seas. Looking southeasterly, it shows what the surf was like at around 8 this morning: