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Cooling off at Ocean Beach

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 25, 2009

Inland where we live the thermometer was promising 100 today and I read that there was supposed to be a decent long-period (16 sec) south swell at the beach, so I grabbed my video camera and headed for OB’s Dog Beach as it’s been a while. The air was refreshing with a cool breeze, the dogs were playing with their pals, and the surfers were definitely enjoying themselves.

I patched together a rough cut of footage, below . The action is pretty distant so I had to use all available camera zoom, which made for some shakiness since I wasn’t using a tripod. Sorry about that. It may feel like you’re getting battered by the waves. At the end is a shot panning to the east at the San Diego rivermouth.

By the way, you might check out the OB Rag. It does a pretty good job of keeping tabs on what’s going on in the neighborhood.

One Response to “Cooling off at Ocean Beach”

  1. Linda Radon said

    Wow! We really don’t have that kind of surf in the summer in S.B. We would totally surf there if we lived nearby. Great video!

    We have tomorrow off so we are going to try the backside of Rincon and see if there are any waves there.

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