BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A kite surfer decided to brave the waves Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Dorian.
The Category 2 storm was on its way toward Florida's coast, causing rough waves at Central Florida beaches.
Reports of flooding and storm surge increased as the winds picked up in Brevard County. In Cocoa Beach, a kite surfer took advantage of the 20 mph winds.
News 6's James Sparvero spotted him while reporting on the rough conditions. Spectators even edged toward the shore to watch the surfer catch some waves.
LIVE LOOK at Cocoa Beach. Officials recommend you stay out of the water
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Authorities warn that the kite surfer's actions are extremely dangerous, especially as a hurricane approaches.
News 6's Mark Lehman also spotted large crowds and surfers on Cocoa Beach while reporting on the rough conditions.
Rough surf from Hurricane Dorian is drawing crowds in Cocoa Beach.Posted by Mark Lehman - News 6 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019