Just one more shot from the swell on friday from Katia.
It looks dangerous for the boat but not at all. They were tacking expertly back and forth off Andrews Point. Even within a hundred yards of the point they are in a soft offshore breeze and in 120 feet of water so they barely see the bump of the surge as it passes under the boat. Amazing how that long wave just jumps out of the water in the shallows. The zoom lens stacks up the distance a tad too.
The danger, if there is one, is all on the group of ducks that seem to be playing chicken with these waves. They sit bobbing just at the break and I watch for one of them to be the “dumb” duck and push it too far. It seems like they are just inches from having their duck brains battered. Are ducks just like humans? Their spectra of behavior could be the same. I keep watching for the thrill seeking dumb duck who pushes it too far. Just like the surfers who ride these waves. Still waiting.