Weekapaug Point surfers take advantage of swells from distant Hurricane Cristobal

Buy Photo Sean D. Elliot/The Day Eric Lyman of Westerly bails out from his board after carving across the face of a wave off Weekapaug Point Thursday in Westerly as distant Hurricane Cristobal churns up the Atlantic Ocean.

The National Weather Service issued a warning that dangerous surf and rip currents will affect Rhode Island and Massachusetts beaches through Friday due to the increased speed of Hurricane Cristobal as it heads out to sea in the North Atlantic.

A surfer is overtaken by a wave off Weekapaug Point in Westerly as distant Hurricane Cristobal churns up the Atlantic Ocean Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
Buy Photo Sean D. Elliot/The Day A surfer is overtaken by a wave off Weekapaug Point in Westerly as distant Hurricane Cristobal churns up the Atlantic Ocean Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
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