A video of people surfing in California during Hurricane Hilary
Yes, there was a video that went viral in late August 2023 that showed people surfing in California during Hurricane Hilary. However, the video was actually taken in May 2023, three months before Hurricane Hilary reached California.
The video was taken at The Wedge, a surf spot in Southern California. The surfer visible in the video is Julian Sage Burke. Burke posted the video on his Instagram profile in May 2023 with the caption "May session at The Wedge."
Hurricane Hilary made landfall in Mexico on August 17, 2023. The storm brought heavy rain and flooding to Southern California, but it did not produce any major surf.
The video of people surfing during Hurricane Hilary was miscaptioned and shared on social media with the false claim that it showed people surfing during the storm. The video was eventually debunked by fact-checkers.
It is important to be aware of the dangers of surfing during hurricanes. Hurricanes can produce large waves, strong currents, and dangerous riptides. Surfing during a hurricane can be extremely dangerous and even deadly.
If you are planning to go surfing, it is important to check the weather forecast and avoid surfing during or immediately after a hurricane. You should also check with local lifeguards or surf shops for the latest surf conditions and safety advisories.