Isaias bringing lots of business for local surf shops

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Strong winds and rough waves in St. Augustine signal that Isaias is on its way.

For surfers, that usually is the best time to catch some waves. Surf Station in St. Augustine Beach got a big boom in business because of the storm. Employee, Darby Moore, said Friday was the peak of their business.

She said most people were shopping for bigger boards to get ready for the waves from the storm.

St. Johns County closed the water to swimmers, Sunday. Double red flags waved in the wind at the beaches, indicating rough surf and that the water is closed to the public.

Action News Jax reported on Saturday when the county decided on the closure, citing dangerous ocean conditions.

At Mickler’s Beach, some people tried to test out the water. St. John’s County police called swimmers back to shore.