Sunset in Ocean Beach

San Diego, California: Sunset and waves at the municipal fishing pier in Ocean Beach.

I'm going to do something unseemly here in a minute. If you'd be so kind as to excuse my behavior in advance, that'd be swell.

I'm going to gloat.

It was brought to my attention yesterday (yes, I'm a little late to the game on this one), that basically the rest of the country is having an extreme winter weather event.

Well, we've been having a little bit of weather here in coastal Southern California, too.

We've been getting waves.

Getting weather of any kind is pretty novel and exciting for a region that exists in a state of perpetual drought. I can't remember the last time it so much as drizzled, though I'm certain it was back in 2013 at some point.

The ground swell that's stirred up the Pacific has been a boon to surfers. Big-wave competitions like Mavericks have been going off. Beachgoers have largely stuck to the sand, content to watch the spectacle from dry land. The lifeguards have been on high alert.

It's been dodgy for divers, though, and all my plans to be underwater this weekend were thwarted by boat cancellations. So, suddenly finding myself with very little to do for the last couple of otherwise warm, sunny, and beautiful days, I went to Ocean Beach to shoot the sunset.

What is it about sunsets at the beach? They happen every day, and yet, they somehow still captivate us and never get old.

San Diego, California: Sunset and waves at the municipal fishing pier in Ocean Beach. San Diego, California: Sunset and waves at the municipal fishing pier in Ocean Beach. San Diego, California: Sunset and waves at the municipal fishing pier in Ocean Beach.


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