The surf at Montana De Oro State Park near Morro Bay, California can be quite large, so I chose a modest sized wave to show how it feels to be close to the action. The water was moving fast, so a 1/4 second exposure showed plenty of motion. The layers of rock show the long history of this place. I often try to move in close to the waves to make a dramatic image. Then, I run away just before the wave hits. But
with this sort of surface, it was not easy to run or even crawl away. And the rock was quite slippery, which made matters even worse!