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Big Waves in Santa Barbara


Here in Santa Barbara today we had the most amazing waves. This photo was taken at Butterfly Beach where the waves were 8-10 feet. According to the offshore buoy data, the swell was 27.2 feet at 20 second intervals. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I do know that the waves were breaking where I've never seen them before and it was quite a sight. Awesome.

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Beautiful photo! The waves are awesome.

Those are big waves! Where were all the surfers? I think the interval part would indicate how fast the sets would be rolling in. I am not sure on the 27.2 feet part though (I used to date a surfer).


Great picture! We were at Montana de Oro, in Los Osos, on Sunday, also looking at the ginormous waves. I took my camera, thinking possible blog entry, but my pictures didn't turn out. There was some weird haze/overcast/fog thing going on and everything just looked blah.

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