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December Swell Energizes the Central Coast.

The past few days were dominated by a large Pacific Ocean swell that slammed the Central Coast.
I was able to spend two mornings on the beaches from Cambria to Point Piedras Blancas.
Whether it's the movement of the water or simply the excitement of something unusual,  days like this re-energize all of us. We all gather at the edge of the continent and watch nature do her best.

Storm surge at San Simeon Pier

Fishing, really?

No kayak rentals today. San Simeon State Beach

Highway 1. They are in the process of moving the road inland.

These rocks are about 75 to 100 feet high.

Saturday morning, Moonstone Beach.

Shorebreak, Moonstone Beach.

Cambria Coast


  1. That "These rocks are about 75 to 100 feet high." is killer! As is "Saturday morning, Moonstone Beach."

  2. Great shots! Catching the waves, beach, and light exactly right is harder than people think.

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  4. Storytelling dramatic images - well done.
    I'm coming to Cambria on 1/1. Hope the action remains heavy & high.

  5. love your comments as well as tne photos.


lives on the Central Coast of California. These photographs are an attempt to share the story of a place, a person, a moment as it happens. Sit back, take a deep breath, and spend some time enjoying the images.