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Marconi Beach, The Sea Was Angry That Day: 1-Minute VIDEO

WELLFLEET –  I pulled into the enormous parking lot at Marconi Beach on Thursday afternoon and immediately realized that I had all 500 or so parking spaces to myself.

Jackpot. The beach was mine. All mine.

When I walked toward the beach, it was apparent that the sea was very interesting. Immediately, I thought of George Costanza from the classic Seinfeld episode, “The Marine Biologist” uttering the dramatic phrase, “The sea was angry that day.”

And I thought of the surfer I met a few years back who described surf like this as “like a washing machine on spin cycle.”

As you will see at the end of this 1-minute video, I stuck around long enough and stupidly got close enough to get caught in the rinse cycle.

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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