A passing conversation with a San Diego Lifeguard this morning:

John, “I love the spray coming off the top of the waves in the wind this morning!”

Lifeguard, “Spindrift?  Yeah.”

John, quietly to himself, “Wait, spindrift is something other than a street name??”

February 17, 2017:  Big, clean surf.  Winds gusting to 50 MPH.  Spindrift!

Three surf barrels in a row, with spindrift above, near Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California, USA


Breaking wave and spindrift near Scripps Pier. La Jolla, California, USA.


Surfer in a barrel on a very windy day (with spindrift) near Scripps Pier. La Jolla, California, USA.


A surfer inside a breaking wave with spindrift above. La Jolla, California, USA.


Surfers near Scripps Pier on a very windy day, with spindrift. La Jolla, California, USA.

4 Responses

  1. Mary and Walter Munk

    Dear John,

    Thank you for the splendid photos…and a very Happy 50th to you!

    February 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

  2. Fabulous images, John. Thanks for taking and sharing…

    February 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

  3. Michele Vinz

    Love the spindrift. Speedy & full recovery to you. Thanks for sharing.

    February 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

  4. WHB

    Beautiful photos; I love spindrift too! (I also didn’t know that’s what it was called.) Happy belated birthday. May your sixth decade treat you well.

    February 23, 2017 at 10:56 am

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