Sagg Main Swamped

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Red flag – no swimming.image 

Hurricane Hermine has gotten the Atlantic all riled up, causing pretty huge waves to smash up on shore. Red flags will be flying above many Atlantic beaches for the next few days as the hurricane progresses. Today I visited Sagg Main beach with my family in Saggaponic, New York. As we neared the beach, we could see a red flag flying over the parking lot. This we expected since there was a hurricane taking place some miles off the coast. Surprisingly, it was mostly sunny when we arrived. When we had finally parked and made our way on foot to the beach, the waves appeared to have much more power and force than usual. The Atlantic was showing off its potential  and capability, and most of the people were respecting that by not even getting close to the waves. There were a few dare Devils that were joking around by the surf, but one of them learned a valuable lesson when she was nearly dragged out by the current.

On the beach, kids were playing around in a big saltwater pond that had been formed by the waves. Others were sitting behind the pond admiring the waves as they smashed on shore and at sea. Lifeguards were busy patrolling the area to make sure no one was sucked up by the strength of the ocean.

Written by: Marco Greenberg

Age: 13 years old

What Kind of Fish did Marco catch?

When the sun was bright, and the the water  was warm, the fish came out. The Rusty Hook was back fishing after the long cold winter. When we came to Barcelona Point, Sag Harbor, my  brother’s fishing rod was the first one to get ready. When he cast out he waited and waited, then one pull he almost fell in the water. He wondered what it was? Then it pulled and pulled, he reeled so hard he thought his muscles would pop out. Then we saw a black figure in the shallow water. We knew it was a bluefish but when it jumped out of the water it looked like a shark too, but bluefish and shark? We couldn’t figure it out. What do you think?

(Author: Max G.  9 years old)