You Say Flies, I Say Waves

Everything we've been waiting for
Everything we’ve been waiting for

And now is the part of the show where I apologize for getting you all to pray to your Gods for West Wind. I intentionally left out the part about the flies, hoping for a long shot fly-less West Wind day like some of those we had in July. But today was a classic Westy fly massacre for anyone on the beach. I must have had 200 on me while shooting the Dolphin in the evening. It was brutal.

But who cares about all that. The West has done it’s job and the surf cleaned up nicely. We had spectacularly fun offshore waves, nice dry air, and cleaner water than we’ve had in a week. Snapper, Dolphin, Osprey, and Pelican were out in force today. Particularly the Dolphin: there were hundreds of them passing by from morning until sundown.

The murkier water still remains inside the break, but is clearing and just past the break was the clean blue water we’ve been waiting for. A nice mix of winds should flush out the inside and hopefully shore up the sandbar.

We started the day gray, cloudy, and Southy, but the West kicked in at noon and cleaned it up nicely
We started the day gray, cloudy, and Southy, but the West kicked in at noon and cleaned it up nicely
Throwin' Rainbows: The late afternoon treat of the West Wind
Throwin’ Rainbows: The late afternoon treat of the West Wind
Shawn Casey hits the offshore waves
Shawn Casey hits the offshore waves
The Dolphin loved every minute of it
The Dolphin loved every minute of it
El Rollo
El Rollo
Mac Daddy, North Beach's oldest and most experienced Herring Gull had a field day raiding yer stuff while people abandoned their camps in favor of the water
Mac Daddy, North Beach’s oldest and most experienced Herring Gull had a field day raiding yer stuff while people abandoned their camps in favor of the water.
The Osprey show this evening was spectacular, as it always is under a West Wind
The Osprey show this evening was spectacular, as it always is under a West Wind
I can haz fly? Note: gulls pant when they're hot. Watch for it.
I can haz fly? Note: gulls pant when they’re hot. Watch for it.