Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Surfers, storm damage on Anna Maria Island

Boat crashes against Bradenton Beach city pier as Tropical Storm Isaac stirs up Gulf of Mexico waters. WADE TATANGELO/BRADENTON HERALD

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/08/27/4174350/anna-maria-island-after-tropical.html#storylink=cpy

I spent Monday on Anna Maria Island, hanging with surfers at Holmes Beach and later sprinting through 50 mph winds to get a picture of a boat that had just slammed into the Bradenton Beach City Pier.
Despite strong rip currents, tornado warnings and rain, surfers from across the state gathered on Holmes Beach to enjoy waves whipped up by Tropical Storm Isaac.
But it wasn't all fun Monday on Anna Maria Island.
Businesses closed or struggled to attract customers while 50 mph wind gusts slammed a boat into the Bradenton Beach City Pier later in the day.

Read more of my front page story "Surfers from across Florida flock to Anna Maria Island to enjoy waves from Tropical Storm Isaac."

Photo gallery: Anna Maria Island after Tropical Storm Isaac 

Photo gallery: Surf's up on Anna Maria Island

Surfers and others check out the waves on Anna Maria Island on Monday morning. WADE TATANGELO/Bradenton Herald.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/08/27/4173556/surfs-up-on-anna-maria-island.html#storylink=cpy

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