Saturday, January 23, 2010

Storm day 4 - Oceanside Pier in the morning

With predictions of 20-25 foot surf, I headed down to the Oceanside Pier. A fortunate break in the rain and wind allowed me to get out onto the pier with my camera. Unfortunately, the waves were not as large as I'd hoped. They didn't seem much bigger than 10-15 ft, similar to last week's large surf.

Even though they weren't giant, there were some nicely formed waves breaking alongside the pier.

After about 45 minutes of shooting waves and surfers, the wind suddenly picked up. One of the other photographers on the pier commented that 'this surf session is over'. Within a couple of minutes, the rain started to come down hard and the surfers caught the next waves in.

More pictures of the waves plus a few surfers at: