Friday, December 08, 2006

HIGH SURF ADVISORY

Today our first winter storm arrived. The rain started and the winds blew on powerful gusts.. When there is a high surf advisory broadcasted everyone heads for the Pacific Ocean. The waves , just 1 1/2 miles from my home were cresting at between 16 and 20 feet. They were really exciting to see. The power and thundering crash of the waves was magnificent.


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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

"La mer
Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs
A des reflets d'argent
La mer
Des reflets changeants
Sous la pluie

La mer
Au ciel d'été confond
Ses blancs moutons
Avec les anges si purs
La mer bergère d'azur
Infinie"
Charles trenet

Tres belle ta photo.


“Sea That one sees dancing along clear gulfs A of the money reflections Sea Changing reflections Under the rain Sea With the sky of summer confuses Its white sheep With the so pure angels The sea shepherdess of azure Infinite "

Charles trenet
Very beautiful your photograph.

Ben said...

Stunning. Not only the size of wave, but the forms build by the wave reminds it powerful water movement.

micki said...

I have so grown to love the power of the ocean. I could stand and watch it like this for hours! Monday night, I was standing alone by the light of the full moon along the shoreline. It was thrilling.

Anonymous said...

Nice image.

navin said...

Indeed magnificient. Great shot

Kate said...

I love the way you caught the movement of the wave. The only thing missing is the sound of the surf, which I love. Colours are true.

Anonymous said...

Powerful!
Your surf capture is awesome! I have to travel 5 hours to get to the Atlantic and I’ve never see anything like this when there.

AphotoAday said...

Hi Photowannabe,
Yep, you're right about us west-coasters heading out to the sea during times of perilous surf... I was up on Mt. Tamalpais yesterday morning and I could see just how big those waves were at Point Bonita, and beyond... We're supposed to get a short break in the rain this morning (hasn't happened yet) so for sure, if the skys do break a little bit -- I be heading down to the Marin Headlands to see what kind of trouble I can get into... Wonder if I'll find any surfers at Ft. Crohkhite beach -- I bet they'll be out in full force down where you live, in Pacifica... Cowabunga!

ruth said...

I want to be there, hearing it, smelling it, watching it. I love storms, and storms at the sea, if not too dangerous, are wonderful to experience.

g help me said...

The sea, angry or calm always a miracle!
Nice capture!

Kekiinani said...

Now those are some nice waves. Dont you just love it when they are huge.. They have great spray and you can capture that curl. Great job.

Annie said...

Just looking at this makes my pulse race. It's so exciting.

Ash said...

Love this image!

Nathalie said...

Oh yes I love the big surf and the grey colours!

Taswir said...

Nice waves

Still said...

A fantastic wave...

Joan González said...

bonita cresta para el surf

joan

Kimberley said...

I am so envious! Beautiful catch ..Makes me picture surfingin my mind

kris said...

high and powerful-- Good timing!!