"Everybody's gone surfin', Surfin' Widemouth Bay"...(sure you can guess the tune)... ;)
So anyway (ahem), we spent much of the rest of the break on the beach (when the weather was nice, of course), shot these on September the 1st when the surf changed from "2-3 foot messy" to "12-15 foot clean" *overnight*...Would have been a bit scared to go out, even if I hadn't had a broken finger...
...people kept on getting swept out miles by the rip (on their boards) and just had to wait it out, the waves were so big they would vanish for 10 seconds at a time in the swell(!)...
...and the coast guard wasn't still for much of the day either, I think they used it as a training day (they were mucking about in the surf virtually constantly)...not bad work if you can get it... ;)
(btw - sorry for erratic posting atm, really busy...)
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