Waves as tall as 22-feet are expected offshore thanks to a huge swell out in the Atlantic and moving west.
For St. John, and the other Virgins, this means lots of crashing waves along the coastlines. Erosion is probable and, in some spots, so too will be flooding. So, day sails and swimming maybe should be postponed.
But it's going to be another Christmas Day for transplanted surfer dudes. You can bet they'll be out along the north shore. But the island's Steve Simonsen isn't sticking around. He's heading to Tortola where he expects lots of surfers. And he'll have his fantastic photography skills ready.
He's already set up a Web page for shots at http://homepage.mac.com/ssimonsen/TortolaSurfingDecember292009/. Check the page later Tuesday for what promises to be some amazing stuff.
The image on this page is from a series Steve did on Tortola in 2007.