Half Moon Bay, CA -- Our goal was to find Mavericks; home of some of the world's largest waves. Surfers risk their lives riding 60-foot monsters a half-mile out from shore. Although today's surf was considered "flat" by locals, we still got to see 11-footers crashing on the rocky outcroppings.
The walk out to Mavericks made quite an impression on me. The kelp was thick and mostly dried by the sun. Colors I'm not used to seeing on the Southern California beaches. It was a beautiful display of an ecosystem in process. Flies and all!