Wax On, Wax Off: Death at Newport Point, Gregory Gladstone, 38
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Stormy conditions made the waves difficult to read. Several experienced locals spoke of double wave hold-downs after wiping out, a rare phenomenon for the usually tame beach breaks in the area. Even seasoned surfers seemed to be afraid out there.
"It was heavy out there...like lump in your throat heavy," said one. Saturday had died down just a little, but the short intervals and continuing power left over from the storm swell made for extra dangerous 6-10 foot and bigger conditions. But most agreed it was a rare, good day for Newport, with big tubes spitting down the beach...