Big Bad Bertha: Measuring Wave Heights.

If LBI's tallest surfer, James "Jimmy" McWilliams can duck into the barrel, we call it a "Big Day"
If LBI’s tallest surfer, James “Jimmy” McWilliams, can duck into the barrel, we call it a “Big Day”

The big story on the beach this week was Hurricane Bertha, who sent us a sweet mid-summer gift in the form of generous swell for a 36 hour period mid week. While conditions never came completely together for epic surfing, save for a quick session at the sunrise, wave riders rejoiced Island-wide for the sweet gift of bonus height Big Bad Bertha brought us, and the perfect companion of afternoon and evening West Winds.

If the barrel can swallow even half of James "Jimmy" McWilliams, we call it a "Big Day"
If the barrel can swallow even half of James “Jimmy” McWilliams, we call it a “Big Day”
Bertha's Big Day. Sweet finish to a fun day.
Bertha’s Big Day. Sweet finish to a fun day.