Some Ignore Matthew Warnings, Brave the Elements

The threat of Hurricane Matthew did not put a damper on South Florida daredevils and partiers.

NBC 6 had a team of reporters covering the category 4 storm along the coast from Stuart to Miami Beach and at almost every beach there were people partaking in risky behavior.

Our reporters saw people jump into the ferocious waves, others are flying kites even though the wind gusts soared as Matthew bore down on the coast.

In Pompano Beach, surfers were seen riding the wild waves. A thrill seeker even went on a dangerous paddle-board ride on the choppy waters in the Haulover Inlet.

In Fort Lauderdale Beach, patrons crowded the historic Elbo Room as Hurricane Matthew scraped the coast. Partiers posted pictures to social media showing people hanging out at the bar during the stormy weather.

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Gov. Rick Scott along with Miami-Dade and Broward counties sent a stern message to residents, advising them to should take the storm seriously, heed to evacuation orders and stay indoors.

It looks like those warnings did not stop these handful of daredevils from braving the wind and rains Hurricane Matthew delivered to South Florida.

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