New York surfers

Surfers head out to the water at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100807050000" title="Montauk" href="/topic/us/new-york/suffolk-county-%28new-york%29/east-hampton-%28suffolk-new-york%29/montauk-PLGEO100100807050000.topic">Montauk</a> lighthouse on Friday in Montauk, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100800000000" title="New York" href="/topic/us/new-york-PLGEO100100800000000.topic">New York</a>. Much of the East Coast is preparing for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000253" title="Hurricane Earl (2010)" href="/topic/disasters-accidents/meteorological-disasters/hurricanes-tropical-storms/hurricane-earl-%282010%29-EVHST0000253.topic">Hurricane Earl</a>, now a category 2 storm with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. While current projections are that Earl will continue to weaken as it moves over cooler waters, it still described as a dangerous storm and the largest to make it into the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100804000000" title="New York City" href="/topic/us/new-york/new-york-city-PLGEO100100804000000.topic">New York City</a> region since Hurricane Bob in 1991.

( Getty Images / September 3, 2010 )

Surfers head out to the water at the Montauk lighthouse on Friday in Montauk, New York. Much of the East Coast is preparing for Hurricane Earl, now a category 2 storm with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. While current projections are that Earl will continue to weaken as it moves over cooler waters, it still described as a dangerous storm and the largest to make it into the New York City region since Hurricane Bob in 1991.

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