This is a response to the weekly photo challenge
This week’s challenge asks what type of emotion the ocean evokes in me. The answer is “every emotion.” When surfing, the ocean is a place of excitement, thrill, adrenaline etc. When I’m body surfing or swimming, it’s a place of relaxation. When snorkeling or diving, it’s a place of wonder and discovery.
I’ve had scary moments, sad moments and wonderful moments in the ocean. The beach and ocean have always been a part of my life. My parents have taking me to the beach since before I could walk. As a kid, I spent daylight hour of summer on the beach for junior lifeguards.
Now that I live in Santa Barbara and have a full-time job, I don’t get to the beach as often as I would like to, but I try to surf as often as possible.
I hope you enjoy my photos!
Photos of the sea
My hometown, Manhattan Beach, where I spent many days at the Beach as a kid
My girlfriend Brynne in a lagoon during our trip to Bali
Mal Pais, Costa Rica. From a trip I took in April 2012
Standup paddler in Manhattan Beach
A Surfer at Ventura Overhead in Ventura, California
A surf spot on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali called “Impossibles”
The view from my office in Montecito, looking toward Santa Barbara Harbor
A hammock on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Lover’s Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico during a trip I took on the 4th of July
The view of Leadbetter Point at sunset from my friend’s apartment
Another view of Leadbetter Point in Santa Barbara
The aptly named Dreamland Beach in Bali
These are beautiful pictures. Hard to complain you don’t get to the beach when your office has that view!