Sneaker wave

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The remnants of Hurricane Iselle were showing even weeks after the storm ended with strong violent waves called “sneaker waves”. These waves have incredible force behind them forcing them to break at a high peak.

Title: Sneaker wave
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/5.6


The wind was calm on this day, but the waves were absolutely violent, often turning foamy before hitting land.

Title: Teal blue pacific ocean
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/5.6


Despite the illusion, these waves were easily 6 to 7 feet high.

Title: Coastal wave
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/5.6


Witnessing the shoreline being taken over is quite a sight to see. At a moments notice there could be a wave with such large force it reaches the dunes, and at times these waves were breaking right at the hill causing a dramatic splash effect.

Title: Wave train breaking on the shoreline
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera: NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer f/5.6

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