Paddled south Forest beach today has Hurricane Earl passed bye Hilton Head today. Forecasts suggested larger surf at 5-8 ft but we did not see that here. Strong offshore winds, a fast moving system and the build up of sand 3to 4 miles offshore hindered our sizable surf. Some of the bigger waves rolled thru earlier in the tide but for the 4-5 hour session these waves peeled over this sandbar making for spectactular rides. It may have not been way overhead but the quality of clean waves made up for it. I surfed hard today getting the new board wired .