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Surfers enjoy T.S. Arthur on Tybee

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Tropical Storm Arthur will be passing Tybee Island in the early Thursday morning but the effects have been felt already by folks visiting the beach. Red flags have been flying Wednesday and will remain that way through at least Thursday. The currents are very strong and the waves are expected to get above five feet.

"In the last few days you go into the water where you camped out and you end up going south. Today, when you go in you get pushed north toward the pier," said Jennifer Kitchel, who is visiting with family.

"It's pretty swift you have to paddle a lot to stay in your positions," said surfer, Clay Mobley.

"My little girl went out pretty deep on Monday but today we would not let her go very far. My little boy only went out to his ankles," Cynthia Donnelly, who was on vacation with her family.

With the storm over 100 miles off shore it creates the perfect conditions for surfers.

"Best case scenario, it does not hurt anyone but you get to have some fun with it," said surfer Andrew Thomas.

"It's great, should be great. We have been waiting for it all year," said surfer Tim Sadley.

Lifeguards recommend only going into the water knee to waist deep.

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