- This is a huge cave that goes back about 30 feet under the rocks
- To get to this vantage point you have to walk right here. Don't slip!
- I love how this points over to the waterfalls - maxxsmart
- it was right here... no mas... :( *that* would have been an amazing sight, with the water going under the little rock bridge - surfwax
Waterfalls and Waves, part II
So there's this cool shelf just north of Four Mile Beach in Santa Cruz, and on this shelf is this cool, pseudo-seastack. And when the tide is right the waves come in, crash against the rocks and send jets of foamy wash around the pseudo-stack to cascade back into the ocean. It's pretty excellent to watch.
I've been trying to get a good shot of this phenomenon for about a month or so - ever since I found this shelf in the first place. But the conditions have to be just right in order for the photo to happen: the tide has to be higher than 3 feet, otherwise the water doesn't come up high enough to go around the stack. At the same time, the tide has to be lower than about 4 feet, otherwise the ledge I'm shooting from gets doused repeatedly by the waves. And you also need some nice sunset color to the southeast.
After a couple of attempts, everything came together for me last Friday: perfect tide levels and a nice, rosy sunset. Hurray!
Hope you enjoy it.