Growing up in Southern California, I've always felt a very strong pull towards the sea. It holds captive a deep portion of my psyche and self identity.

My father moved to CA in 1968 to learn to scuba dive and surf, and he instilled a love of the ocean into our family from a young age.

The sea calms me. When I am away from it, I miss it in a deeply personal way.

So, with a healthy respect for the power of the ocean, here are three GIFs I created of waves, because I simply find it fascinating.

Additional blogs about the ocean forthcoming....

The sudden explosion is the out-of-site portion of the wave hitting the rocks. Taken at the Point Mugu Rock on PCH.

Northern California version 1


Northern California version 2