NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hermine may have ruined Labor Day plans for most going to the beach on Monday, but some city surfers are saying the storm’s bringing some of the best waves yet.

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Despite warnings posted on entry ways that said ‘No Surfing,’ several surfers came out to the Rockaways on Monday for the prospect of Hermine-fueled waves.

“It’s still intimidating out there,” one surfer told WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz. “But more intimidating than the waves are the police officers.”

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After some injuries to swimmers on Sunday, officals were out on the beach calling surfers in — threatening fines for those who stay in the water.

There was a brief scare at the beach after someone called in a report of a surfer being dragged into the water by rip currents. But after nearly an hour-long search by two NYPD helicopters, the FDNY reported the claim as unfounded.

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New York City closed its beaches Monday because of rip currents. The ban has extended into Tuesday, officials said.