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Thundering Surf

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 19 April 2019 in Landscape & Rural.

Impressive Rialto Beach is located on the Pacific Ocean in Washington state. It is in Olympic National Park near the mouth of the Quillayute River, and is composed of an ocean beach and coastal forest.

This beach did not have the mild surf I have usually seen or even just "big" waves. Those waves were thundering on to the shore, often carrying huge driftwood logs. This first beach we visited was a great introduction to the wild beaches of the Olympic Peninsula.

NIKON D5500 1/800 second F/6.3 ISO 125 277 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Awesome waves

19 Apr 2019 5:15am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Just superb! a beautiful moment captured
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19 Apr 2019 7:09am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Les surfeurs vont s'en donner à cœur joie
JP

19 Apr 2019 8:01am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes indeed surf is up

19 Apr 2019 9:02am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Gorgeous view!

19 Apr 2019 9:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great shot !

19 Apr 2019 9:29am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

I love the wild waves that storm the beach with a lot of noise.

19 Apr 2019 11:08am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous strong action shot

19 Apr 2019 11:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful photo of the impressiv waves !

19 Apr 2019 12:02pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Really closing in. Great capture, nice detail.

19 Apr 2019 2:10pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

a fantastic photo of the rough sea!

19 Apr 2019 2:13pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuses vagues et vue quel blanc et effet quel mouvement superbe
Belle journée

19 Apr 2019 3:39pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Intéressant

19 Apr 2019 4:26pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique cette mer déchaînée

19 Apr 2019 5:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of the surf. Years ago, I went on some winter hikes on the coast. When the tide was high, you had to time your run across the narrow beach with the rhythm of the pounding logs. Scary!

19 Apr 2019 5:43pm

@Steve Rice: Wow, just scrambling over the logs to get to the water was bad enough.

Marcel Peltier. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

super !

19 Apr 2019 9:55pm

Rose from United States

I was trying to think of a descriptive word and then read your title...it is so fitting.

19 Apr 2019 10:55pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Powerful and Just Fantastic!!! I LOVE this image, Barbara.....Hope you have caught up on your sleep ;-)

20 Apr 2019 12:12am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

An incredible image of the surf. It is gorgeous! This sounds like a wonderful trip!

20 Apr 2019 12:41am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, my, that is some fierce power

20 Apr 2019 10:12pm

NIKON D5500
1/800 second
F/6.3
ISO 125
277 mm (35mm equiv.)