wind was up to 25 mph sustained with gusts to 30 and rising steadily. They are now up to 35 sustained and gusts of 40. Tropical Storm strength winds are considered to start at 39 mph (34 knots).
Coupled with a low tide that was higher than Mean Higher High Water (MHHW) and approaching Maximum Astronomical Tide (MAT), there wasn't a lot of beach available for walking in the narrow places. At high tide, I don't expect to see much beach
Gas Docks. The long zoom makes the waves look bigger than they really are.