Spider-Man vs. Hurricane Irene (VIDEO)

08/29/2011 08:34 am ET | Updated Oct 29, 2011

ABC affiliate WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA got a surprise drop-in during their Hurricane Irene reporting over the weekend. A surfer dressed as Spider-Man turned up to do battle against the strengthening waves at Hampton beaches, so reporter Velma Scaife took a moment to chat with him. When asked if, despite his superhero powers, it was such a good idea to be out there, the masked man responded, "I'm not being very smart today."

With great power, comes great responsibility... but not necessarily common sense.