Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Watery Wednesday, #146 , Waiting For The Waves, San Francisco, Ocean Beach, June 29, 2011

No matter how gloomy and overcast the San Francisco day, even as afternoon
fog encroaches, determined surfers, clad in wet suits, brave the 55 degree
temperatures in hopes of momentary thrills on whatever waves break the

While twenty miles south, in Half Moon Bay, a location known as "the Maverick's"
is world renowned for its periodic waves from 25 to 80 feet high.  In recent years,
two famous Hawaiian "big wave" surfers, Mark Foo, on December 23, 1994, and
Sion Milosky, on March 16m 2011 have died at this area
( ) where the break of the waves
is caused by an unusually-shaped underwater rock formation.

Ocean Beach waves never reach collosal proportions.

I am participating in Watery Wednesday #146 - check out the
site and add your watery photograph to join in the fun!


  1. It's funny here in the Coastal Bend of Texas shores...we have surfers out there on the waves...and all they are are drift currents mostly. It's just comical to us when we know the surf is bigger and better in CA.!!! Great photos.


    Have a great Wednesday!!!

  2. That is beautiful. And I could tell the sun is shining so well at your end. Happy Wednesday!

    See it?

  3. Thanks for your visit...I do miss the San Francisco Bay Area and it's ocean, even though I get to see the Gulf brothers used to surf in Santa Cruz in wet suits all year long. Brave souls all those guys are!


    Great photos.

  4. have to be a thrill seeker to surf here. Sounds like it could be pretty dangerous as any surfing can be!

  5. Beautiful shots and it brings back memories. I think the hardest thing for me about adjusting to life in S.F. was the cold summers. I so longed for warmth and sun. But there is truly something awesome watching the fog roll in. It's a very special place. Wanted to let you know you are one of the winners of my comments for charity. Please contact me at redpinemountainatgmaildotcom when you have a chance.

  6. surfing... something I will NEVER try! hahaha... but your pictures are so cool...

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  7. such dedicated surfers! i always associate surfing with a lot of sunshine.:p i love watching huge waves but would never try surfing.

  8. we seldom have 8-20 ft waves here, usually only in winters. i am not very confident with waves, but it gives me a high whenever I catch riding a big one and drop me down. i don't surf though, just boogie, how i wish i know how to surf, but the thought of carrying a heavy surf board makes me think harder :)

  9. Hello Carmen.

    Awww! I feel like I want to drive somewhere where I can get some swim! It's already summer here in Sweden and we might go to the beach one day. Can't wait.

    Wow! Too much waves in there. Great for surfers. I haven't seen huge waves here in Sweden. Perhaps, that is why Swedes need to fly somewhere else to do some surfing.

    You have a great day. Hope you are feeling a lot better now. Hugs!

  10. Such high waves! Sad for those surfers. I hope others will be safe.
    Great captures.

  11. Hello, RNSANE
    The youth loves loneliness.
    The charm of the adventure seems to make them a captive.

    Thank you very much for your visit!
    Have a good weekend.


  12. Its difficult to tell if these are color or black and white. Reminds me of some beach shot of me when I was a kid. :-)