We are sad summer is over. No more warm water, no more bikinis and trunks, no more crystal clear tubes in the hot summer sun.
But before we get to the large waves, cold water, freezing cold wetsuits, and snow bird days with four feet of powder, we get the months of October and November.
You can always feel the change in the air, slightly cooler, even on the warm days. The Santa Ana winds start to blow giving terrific waves from mixed North and South swells. The mountains start to get a dusting of new snow. The days are shorter, but still enough light to have a long day. The wind changes from the consistent thermals to the sweeping cool wind from the Santa Barbara Channel.
We also still get the last waves created by summer sand before the large winter swells wash the beaches out.
Indeed, this time of year is special. Will we have a good winter? Will we get large clean swells? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, we will be out there capturing the elements as they happen.
See you out there! Team Tidalstock
Kauai is by far one of our favorite destinations. It seems that we have been making more and more trips to the island for many different reasons. We just got back from another amazing trip in what is considered Kauai’s off season. We opted to stay in Poipu located on Kauai’s sunny side and were greeted with amazing beaches and wonderful sunsets.
We also had some nice days on the North Shore.
Perhaps the most surreal moment came when a baby Killer Whale washed up on the beach. It was very sick and the team at the beach did the best they could to help it. Eventually they had to end its suffering, but performed a traditional Hawaiian ceremony honoring the whale.
We are off to Bermuda to capture some more exotic beaches and oceans for our stock photography collection. Here are a few from a recent cruise we took. We will post some of the new shots from Bermuda when we get back!
The last few weeks have created some great wind for southern CA. Here was a great day at C-street in Ventura. Not to many waves that day, but nice solid wind.
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