For those working or playing on the water today, the National Weather Service issued a special weather statement pertaining to Hurricane Chris.

It stated the following: "Hurricane Chris will pass well east of the Downeast coast today.  Long period southeast swell is expected today which will produce a moderate risk of rip currents.  There is also the potential for random higher waves that can crash up on rock ledges and pose a hazard.  The swell will begin slowly diminish later tonight and into Friday."

Sounds like a great day to venture to the coast and check out some large waves!  Road trip to Schoodic Point, anyone?