The biggest storm in 50 years in California forced the declaration of a state of emergency in this region of the United States. Since then, waves have been rolling out all over this area, which is a surfer’s paradise in the Pacific Ocean. All kinds of waves have been seen: big, small, orderly, messy, dangerous… Save a surfer stranded in the ocean or even waves under the famous Golden Gate in San Francisco (like the one on the cover).
the last spectacular image we’ve seen is in inertia and from Jared Brown. As strange as it may sound (and look at it), they are square waves. Real. In Orange County (California), where the photographer himself points out that they are not common, but this time the stars aligned.
As explained in this medium specializing in action sports, square waves (or grid waves, crossed seas) occur when two wave systems do not coincide in parallel. it can happen in three ways and neither is preferred by sailors because it is difficult to sail when waves approach from two different angles; Surfers… tune in to whatever it is.
the fact that it’s the first option for them to be Storm-generated waves continue in their direction despite the fact that the wind is different on the coast. And since it also makes waves… they intersect. second, he Two systems formed far apart, converge on reaching the coast And do it in different directions. Third, which is the case of the photo, that is A very powerful swell comes ashore, bounces off the breakwater And as they continue to have power (because they had a lot) this hypnosis pattern is created.