We had a big swell here the last several days.
That sounds like a Viagra bonus side effect, but in fact – it's when we get a lot of big waves.
In this case, we were seeing 10 – 15 foot waves in some spots.
It was a wonderful excuse to get out with my camera.
The lifeguards were keeping all but the most experienced surfers out of the water. People lined up to watch the monster waves, particularly at The Wedge in Newport Beach.
The people watching was just as fun as the wave watching.
(Speaking of people watching … did you see the lifeguard photo I posted over the weekend?)
On Friday, I heard one man say into his cell phone, "Well, I don't have it right in front of me. I stepped away from my desk for a second."
Something tells me there were a lot of other people doing the same thing.
Did I mention BIG waves?
The waves at The Wedge are dangerous because the surf goes this way and that way and over in that direction too – all at the same time!
Right as I went to take this next shot, a surfer walked into the frame. It's not an ideal photo, but I decided to share it with you to give you a size perspective on the waves. He was on the sand and the wave in front of him was about 11 feet tall.
People are funny sometimes …
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