This image was taken for the California King Tides Photo Initiative that encourages members of the public to document the highest seasonal tides (or king tides) that occur along the state’s coast. www.californiakingtides.org/
The image shows the Pacific Ocean at Goat Rock Beach. GPS coordinates of where I'm standing on a cliff 187' above sea level facing West: N 38° 26.501' W 123° 07.505'. Closest town is Jenner-by-the-Sea, CA. The active San Andreas Fault runs roughly parallel and near to the coastline of Goat Rock Beach
Taken December 24, 2011 10:08am. King Tide was about 10:15am.