Saturday, March 7, 2009

in which the sea throws the children high up into the air


Backwash from Isabella on Vimeo.



On the hottest day of the year, the waves were hitting the cliff and rebounding back out to sea. It's called backwash:
The children like to play in it, and it seems
the sea likes it too.

15 comments:

Ulrike said...

Mesmerising

Molly said...

Looks fun! Exilerating and SCARY! As you say, it looks like the sea is having fun. Of course wrestling with a tiger might also look like fun!

the projectivist said...

i just loved it!
and all the colours of the water as it churned and rose up - just beautiful.

Jellyhead said...

That is amazing footage! Tell Isabella I was spellbound....

Suse said...

That was fantastic! I felt like I was laughing and screaming along with them!

Suse said...

(Was that the shark siren at the end?)

Reluctant Blogger said...

My son would just love that.

Amazing video. Isabella will go far in the world I think.

little red hen said...

Yes the sea did look to be having a jolly time too.

fifi said...

pretty fun, and great to watch,
but it was filmed by isabella's friend *ahem* named adam...


yes, suse, that was the shark siren, and I was out there somewhere swimming, not too far away...

Frogdancer said...

I wish I was there instead of sitting at my desk at work
(shark siren notwithstanding...)

Regulus said...

That's a lovely video, except I find those incoming waves and reflected waves a little -- maybe a lot -- dangerous for most folks to be swimming or surfing in. Furthermore, the nearby cliff makes it an especially dangerous place to surf, at least to my untrained eye. Throw in that shark warning at the end, and, well, gee, that's some place to be in the ocean with or without a surf board!

Alby Mangroves said...

You might as well enjoy it - when nature puts on a show like that, it's hard to refuse :)

Frogdancer said...

Did you see that 'The Smack' won a major prize?
I was reading the paper and the title jumped out at me.

rita said...

How cool! We also have wild waves but the water is so cold that only brave adults in full wetsuit venture out.

alice c said...

How wonderful to sit here in my safe space and enjoy the adrenalin of this surf spectacular.