When I heard how big the waves were going to be on the coast, I dropped everything and headed out there for a couple of days. I’m sure glad I decided to go because it was a couple of days that I’ll probably never forget.
The unrelenting power of the sea was on full display. The photographers that braved the storm alongside me were all drenched by sea spray. When the waves met the land, they exploded to 200-300 feet in size. It was jaw dropping, and I may have said a few swear words out loud.
On Thursday, I walked over to wear the trees are in the right side of the image. I was only able to take a few quick shots before the sky suddenly opened up and began dumping hail, followed by buckets of rain. Then the lightning started, and the wind gusts really picked up. People were scrambling for shelter.
Before I could even get my gear packed up, so I could hurry back to the car, I was totally soaked. In less than a 24 hour period, I had completely drenched 3 pairs of pants. By the time I got to my last pair, I decided I didn’t want to put myself in a position to get too wet.
After marveling at the waves some more on Friday, I drove down the coast to Boardman. I was hoping for large waves along one of my favorite stretches of coastline, and I wasn’t disappointed. The sun even broke through for an unexpected sunset, as you’ll see in my next post.