Small Boat, Big Waves - Photos


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Photos via our friend Captain Richard (photo left) of some wave action less than 1nm from gCaptain HQ.

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<strong><span style="font-weight: normal; color: black]Large storm swells reached</span></strong><strong><span style="color: #1f497d; font-weight: normal] </span></strong><strong><span style="font-weight: normal; color: black]Morro Bay</span></strong><strong><span style="color: #1f497d; font-weight: normal] </span></strong><strong><span style="font-weight: normal; color: black]California</span></strong><strong><span style="color: #1f497d; font-weight: normal] </span></strong><strong><span style="font-weight: normal; color: black]on December 4, 2007, bringing 15-20 foot swells with some plus sets. A</span></strong><strong><span style="color: #1f497d; font-weight: normal] </span></strong><strong><span style="font-weight: normal; color: black]U.S.</span></strong><strong><span style="color: #1f497d; font-weight: normal] </span></strong><strong><span style="font-weight: normal; color: black]Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat was out for practice maneuvers in the large surf, which is not unusual.</span></strong><strong><span style="color: #1f497d; font-weight: normal] </span></strong><strong><span style="font-weight: normal; color: black]However,
a large wave hit that was probably more than they bargained for…at
least it’s the hardest I’ve ever seen them get hit. The air was filled
with mist, and they were quite distant, so at times were just a shadow
in the mist.

(<span style="font-style: italic]Ed. note: These
pics were sent by blog reader and former Vessel Assist colleague, Capt.
Roger Philips. He had recieved them from Capt. Sue Campbell. Sorry I
don’t know who to credit.</span>)</span></strong>

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Some less impressive footage of the future gCapt at morro bay beach that day;

http://www.youtube.com/v/2R_Hw9eMM5A


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<strong>Guest:</strong>

What do you mean, less impressive footage? I didn’t think it was wise for us to get much closer and get sweep away to sea. I didn’t that would look good for gCaptain.<img src=“http://gcaptain.com/maritime/forum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif” border=“0” alt=“Wink” title=“Wink” />


#4

<strong>Guest:</strong>

Hi,

Here’s a link to the proper gallery for these photos:

http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/cg2007

Someone sent me a ‘Google alert’ that they were shown here, which isn’t too big a deal as I know they have been emailed around extensively, but I’d prefer you just linked to the photo gallery if this site accepts advertising, or if others can link to the photos from here. The gallery has contact information and copyright info, along with some interesting comments from a lot of folks. (I always wonder why someone would (originally) bother to copy and email the photos, along with some of the descriptive text (sans photographer credit) when they could easily just email a link to the photo gallery which costs nothing, and is even ad-free. But that’s the web.

Thanks,

Gary