Severe weather moving over the Gulf of Mexico brought surf-worthy waves to the Bradenton Beach coast Oct. 18.
A surfer in the spray Oct. 18.
With heavy rain on the horizon, Cortez Beach is left to surfers and surf-watchers Oct. 18. The National Weather Service issued an advisory warning that a low-pressure system moving over the eastern Gulf of Mexico would cause high, hazardous surf, as well as strong wind. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff