SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Before Irene arrived in Maine, some surfers at Higgins Beach were able to catch some good waves.
They had been monitoring the storm and made sure winds weren't too intense before they took advantage of the waves. Surfers at Higgins Beach said they made sure they got an early start so they could cut out early, long before Irene started coming in at full force. A couple of dozen surfers were spotted in the open waters, but were taking Irene's approach pretty seriously.
"Me and my buddy, we woke up and like saw that it was nothing over 15 mph, so we were like, let's go check it out," Nick Norris, a local surfer, said. "Got some fun ones this morning, and everything was good."
The days surfers are really looking forward to are Monday and Tuesday. They anticipate they'll catch some of the best waves of the season.