As thousands of people evacuate their homes to escape the destructive path of Irene, thrill-seeking surfers have been flocking to beaches to take advantage of the 30-foot plus waves. According to reports, hurricane swells – the waves created outside the direct area of the hurricane – are reaching up to 30 feet along the East Coast. But as beachgoers started to enjoy the surf, New Jersey governor Chris Christie warned: “Get the hell off the beach.“ Read more and see more pics after the jump!! @ItsLukieBaby