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Naples Pier closed due to wind, surfers gather

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 14:31:13-04

NAPLES, Fla. -- The Naples Pier remains temporarily closed due to potential weather hazards that remain.

City officials say strong winds could pose a danger to visitors, so they've closed the popular destination as a precaution.

Officials say the pier will reopen once winds have settled down and are no longer posing a threat to visitors.

But the winds that potentially threaten the tourists also provide good surf.  That's why a number of students flocked to the pier Tuesday on the last day of school.  A large group of teens gathered next to the pier to surf and play in the waves to kick off summer break.