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    True definition of pounding surf

    Ok, I just had to share a couple from today. I have over 400 to go through ...

    Was headed to Pinnacles, but when we saw that there was a high surf advisory, we changed our plans and went to Point Lobos. I have never seen surf like this, and yes, the spray in the first one really was that high :-o. The first is unedited. The second is lightly edited, but pretty much what we saw. An the third, I love the alien circles.

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Okay,
    Had to share one more. The absolute first shot of the day. There are way too many to pick from :-).

    The cliff in this shot is easily 30-40 feet high.

    Doug


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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Hi doug,

    where was this ??

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Hi

    sure ... I'm Australian, so this is normal looking stuff for us :-)

    nice images BTW

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    This is not the Point Lobos I recall from Edward Weston's photographs!

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Quote Originally Posted by f6cvalkyrie View Post
    Hi doug,

    where was this ??

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    Hi Rafael,
    These are from Point Lobos State Reserve. It is on the central California coast south of Monterey by about 15 minutes.

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon Delacour View Post
    This is not the Point Lobos I recall from Edward Weston's photographs!
    Jonathon,
    No kidding! I have been there about 20 times, and it has never been like this. To be fair, every time we go, the experience is different, but not like this .

    "Did you see that?!"
    "Look at that!!"

    and various other exclamations all day long

    Doug

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    Hi

    sure ... I'm Australian, so this is normal looking stuff for us :-)

    nice images BTW
    Lucky you!

    The thing that was the most amazing for me was seeing this during non-stormy weather. Just a combination of high tide, a bit of wind, and whatever occurred off in the ocean weather wise to drive the water to shore.

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Quote Originally Posted by greypilgrim View Post
    Lucky you!
    well ... not when you try to go fishin on the rocks :-)



    sorry about the dodgy shot, but this is sorta typical of the "pacific" coast around where I live ... 20 meters in the air ... you don't want to get washed up on the rocks ;-)

    I'm in Finland now, but its a good reminder to water proof my camera and head out to some areas in "big seas"

    :-)

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    Re: True definition of pounding surf

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathon Delacour View Post
    This is not the Point Lobos I recall from Edward Weston's photographs!
    Funny you should mention Edward. That wave in the 1st photo Pilgrim offered us is crashing into "Weston Beach".
    Great stuff Pilgrim. I may me be heading out to check out the heavy surf myself tomorrow. Looks like you stole the thunder from my favorite spot at Point Lobos though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschlapfer View Post
    Great stuff Pilgrim. I may me be heading out to check out the heavy surf myself tomorrow. Looks like you stole the thunder from my favorite spot at Point Lobos though
    Thanks,
    Although like I said, I have been there lots of times and every time is different. We usually head there for low tide and the tide pools, or the cypress grove, etc, etc; I have never seen it like this before. I was going back through my shots from prior visits, and found the exact same areas with dead calm seas. What a contrast...

    Hope you have fun there.

    Doug

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