Sunny and offshores, beautiful morning. Got to a spot I have wanted to try for a while but just never got around to it before. There was some size this morning. As I checked the surf from shore it seemed that most of the larger barrels went empty (perhaps they were closeouts). This waste of good waves was quite upsetting to me, so I went home, got my water camera, and went back to get in the water and take advantage of things. The guys in the water were kind enough to give me a few snaps. All in all a fun morning.
I had a request this morning for a bubble ring photo. Bubble rings are cool. Dolphins are the best at making them (seriously), having had eons to hone their skills. However, if you are a blowhard and willing to spend some time upsidedown underwater learning this amazing skill, you too can impress your friends at pool parties with fantastic floating twisting toroidal blown bubbles.
A underwater bubble ring! Similar to the rings created by smokers, an underwater bubble ring can be made by exhaling just right. When done correctly, the ring will rise toward the surface keeping its perfect toroidal form until it reaches a state of instability and breaks up.
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Another nice morning in North County, surf was still strong and fun. Thanks to the surfers who let me poach some shots on their waves.
Another nice morning in Carlsbad. Full sun, ocean was not too cold, glassy and calm, and a few big bottlenose dolphins swimming in the lineup. However, the water was full of sand from the lagoon so it looks sort of dingy in the photos, and there was a longshore current the whole time.
Got out this morning for a three hour session in some fun surf, first time in the water in about a month. A solid NW swell, light offshore winds, full sun, water not too cold, occasional freight train barrels — empty. All the surfers were packed at the jetties so I had the barrels at the south end to myself for quite a while. The lines were shifting alot and it was tough for me to position properly, so today’s haul of photos is not too impressive. The surf should be a little larger tomorrow, hoping that the sky stays clear for good morning light and another try.