Not that I should really like things that can cause great losses of life and property, but as a bodyboarder, I had the pleasure of riding some waves that were left over from the swells caused by Hurricane Noel.
Here is a link with some fantastic pictures of what mother nature offered East Coast surfers and bodyboarders. Luckily for me, I was in the water on Sunday and not Saturday. I didn't have to deal with the overhead stuff but more of the waist-to-chest high variety. Besides, because of the north winds, the Jersey shore was a sloppy mess, but Long Island was gorgeous, as some of those pictures will show.