These frozen ocean waves photos were taken on my daily surf check.

When I pulled up to the ocean beach I could see the horizon look strange. When I got to the top off the dunes, I saw that beginning about 300 yards away from the shoreline the big waves were starting to freeze in the winter weather.

The high temp that day was around 19 degrees. The wind was howling from the southwest which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not so good for surfing, but since the surface of the sea was frozen slush the wind did not change the shape. What resulted was perfect, dreamy, slush waves. Most waves were around 2 feet with some larger sets slushing through around 3 foot or waist-high. What an experience to be in this extreme weather on the beach watching these roll in while I mind-surfed them! I wonder if a shaper can make me a special designed Slurpee board?

The next day I drove up to see if they melted but beginning that same 300 yards away from shore the water had frozen solid, and there were no waves at all. I've been asking all the fishermen and surfers I know if they have ever seen such a thing and they have all reported that this is a first, a result of it being the coldest winter we've had in 81 years. I guess the people I asked weren't old enough to remember a colder winter than this!

Enjoy the nature photography shots.

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Kjorn
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5 years ago

same flavor... salt

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Jhoa
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5 years ago

Blanket. I want to snuggle under it.

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giulia earheart
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5 years ago

It kinda looks like ice cream...delicious...

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Atari
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5 years ago

Awesome

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Oscar Hanzély
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5 years ago

Is that an oil stain ?

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ARTful Inspirations by Sue
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5 years ago

Wow!!!

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J Morris
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3 months ago

No way!

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Lynn Lee
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5 years ago

Just touch one

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Manisha Ramlani
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5 years ago

awesome it looks.

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Meara McMurry
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5 years ago

I wanna stick my hands in it....

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Birdgirl45
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4 years ago

SO SATISFYING

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