Pacific Surf Crashing Onto Lighthouse Point

Video taken at Santa Cruz Lighthouse point, several hours after an angry winter storm passed through and skies cleared. The swell peaked during the night, leaving kelp spread across west cliff drive and fresh erosion along the battered edge. Here’s a couple clips of some long period set waves smashing onto the point and throwing waterfalls over the side.

See also the photo gallery below.  This is a wave beaten area, during winter storms, and can pump the air full of salty mist and foam.   It also gets a fair share of rain with these storms so when the sky clears and the ocean is still angry, it’s an eventful site as the rage slowly subsides.