The high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service Friday for the Shore area was right on point, with winds beginning to whip in the afternoon before ramping up to moments of 50 m.p.h. gusts by evening.

Waves whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Waves whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Dune grass whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Dune grass whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Waves whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Waves whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Dune grass whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Dune grass whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Waves whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Waves whipped up by high winds, April 20, 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Shorebeat was there to check out how local bayside haunts and (empty) beaches were handling the action.