Big Wave Wednesday in Santa Barbara

Local Views of Santa Barbara by Dan Seibert

I woke up at 2:30 this morning and heard a rumbling off in the distance, like in the area of the harbor or west beach. Sounded like front loaders dropping soil into trucks. I thought it might be surf but I have never heard it in the past ten years.

Left the house at 6:00 and stopped at Stearns Wharf. Wow, it looked like a winter storm with waves breaking under the wharf. The harbor patrol was involved in a rescue of one boat, while another was capsized near the wharf.

Then I noticed the many surfers at Sandspit, or is it Sand Spit? Sand Bar?


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2 Responses to Big Wave Wednesday in Santa Barbara

  1. Dan Seibert August 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    It was so cool, there were 4 or 5 other photographers on the wharf, all had better cameras. Some great photos will be showing up.

    I went back down before noon to shoot the waves at high tides, and I’m going back down at 5:00 for Wet Wednesday sailboat races.

    And is it me, or did it suddenly get hot, again. . .

  2. Anonymous August 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

    Ahh….The Endless Summer.