King Waves (n.) ~ A natural and predictable event that happens when the orbits of the sun and moon combine with the alignment of the Earth, to create the highest tides of the year.
A couple times a year, the Oregon Coast plays host to large waves known as King Waves. It may have taken me just shy of 29 years to head west to witness this phenomenon firsthand but, today, I made it happen. While I was tired after working my second busiest ten days of the year for my business, I was excited to see what it was all about.
These King Waves aren’t as big as the spring ones but, as Oregonians know, the Oregon Coast is at it’s best weather-wise more often in the winter than in the summer. It was almost warm out, with very little wind. A big comparison to the number of nice days I have driven over to extreme wind and/or rain!
The waves were impressive! Their thunderous crashes and impressive heights are absolutely humbling. To also have the opportunity to get away with one family member and one friend was also nice. It’s 2020 and we don’t often get the chance to see many people. In fact, my circle is so small that it’s starting to get depressing.
The other two brought their cameras, but I don’t have a camera that takes great action photos. I do highly enjoy taking more portrait photos and so while they focused on waves, I focused on them. I hope that least one of them does these amazing women justice.