Oceanfront Park in Boynton Beach was quiet Tuesday morning, except for two people riding the waves courtesy of Hurricane Dorian on a personal watercraft.


Chief Hal Hutchins of Ocean Ridge Police Dept. said there were “tons of them” out yesterday, leaving him frustrated.



“It's not safe to be out swimming and surfing,” he said. “If we don't take measures our resources can't be used to help those who may really need it.”


But it was quiet, peaceful on Tuesday morning. Only sounds of surf and wind. Thick air like a warm blanket. A bright spot of light out in the distance of the sea toward the storm.


The good news, Hutchins said, there were no reports of damage. It’s cabin fever among residents that seems to be the main issue, he added.


“A lot left, but a lot stayed," he said. “A lot of cranky people who want to get out.”


And, of course, the thrill seekers on the waves. What he's seen: "A lot of Jet Skis."


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