Hurricane Bill is now a ‘major’ Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 135mph and producing swell in excess of 45ft. For surfers this means waves and lots of them. Perhaps the best hurricane surf for a decade? As forecasters it’s difficult to withhold and damp down our excitement over a storm of this magnitude following such a perfect track. This is no Katrina, it will not devastate large areas of land if it holds course 500 plus miles off the Eastern Seaboard – but it will pump high quality surf in the double overhead range at the coast. High pressure is set to dominate closer to the coast, serving a dual purpose of keeping the hurricane out to sea whilst delivering sunshine and offshore winds. If these factors all continue to come together it could be be ‘the’ perfect storm for East Coast surfers.