Plenty of people were on the beach in southern Onslow County Friday, despite dangerous rip currents and big waves.
A windsurfer even battled the waves as Tropical Storm Danny moves closer to the coast.
There were plenty more surfers and skim boarders looking to catch the high swells. Many of them saying that the water had just gotten too rough to continue.
Officials are cautioning swimmers to stay aware of their surroundings.
The beaches did clear for a while as a thunderstorm did drop a little rain on the surf city area Friday afternoon.