Breaking Wave, Point Lobos
Point Lobos, California
This past February, El Nino produced some major storms in the central Pacific that created large storm surges, with swells reaching 20 feet or more in height. Though the weather was clear here, large waves pounded the coast. I was fortunate to be at Point Lobos when a surge coincided with high tide, causing enormous breakers. Using a fairly fast shutter, I managed to capture the right moment to showcase the power of the water breaking on the rocks. The low, late afternoon sun provided some nice backlighting to accent the waves, while an offshore wind curled the spray back over the wave tops.