We spent most of last week at Cape May, at the tip of New Jersey. While we were there Hurricanes Danielle and Earle passed by, just offshore. The weather was great -- temps in the 90s, bright sun all week with some clouds and sprinkles on Friday -- but the water was treacherous. When the beaches were open (briefly) the life guards had almost non-stop rescues going on, with a couple drownings. The surf was heavy and rough, and the rip currents were pretty awesome.
My son was very disappointed that we wouldn't let him take his boogie board out.