Now you can see why I didn’t do a long exposure. See where those waves are rolling in? I originally had imagined being on the other side of that first rock. Um yeah, that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. The funny thing was that I felt so prepared before we left the house. I checked the tide table online before we left and noticed the tide would be low at that time (comparatively) but also noticed that the waves would be 10-15′ tall so I guess I imagined those tall waves out at sea and not crashing in on the shore. I think what happened is that the tide was low compared to other times of the day but probably not as low as it needs to be for me to take pictures where I wanted. Live and learn! I guess I missed Maritime 101 in school. 🙂
In any case, I loved hearing those roaring waves roll in and crash. I forgot it’s that time of year though….Just a few days ago, 20 minutes south of here at Half Moon Bay, they started the Mavericks surfing championships. Check out the pictures in this link by scrolling down. Spectators can’t go there and watch anymore because in 2012 a rogue wave came up on the beach and crashed onto the bleacher area injuring people. Here’s a video of that. Please don’t show to young children. Rogue Wave at Mavericks 2012.
Once time as I was trying to get close the wave crashed up on the beach much further and I had to run away (more like hobble quickly) with my camera and tripod. Not a pretty sight. LOL.