I’ve already written up about Black’s Beach twice – in general, and on our first nude surfing experience there specifically – but as I’m finishing the latest Californian series of blogposts, I can’t help adding some new footage from surfing there again, as well as photos of marine life.
Well, I guess I have to promise to post another video in the future when I improve both my surfing skills and using GoPro camera. It was my very first attempt to shoot a video with GoPro on a surfboard, so I’m pretty confident the next one will be better. In any case, it was still a lot of fun to play with the waves naked. And it was very liberating too, especially after that pretty long (especially when you carry a surfboard) hike down the dirt trail from the parking lot to the beach.
I was very happy to find quite a few other naked surfers (including one woman) on those days. And a couple of days ago, as I was preparing my footage for this post, I got across this recent video of a guy surfing naked at Black’s Beach.
Who knows, maybe some time soon those nude surfing contests will be back at Black’s Beach?!
Black’s Beach would be also perfect for a barefoot (or should I say bare all around?) running race, with its perfect flat wet sand (not necessarily submerged in water, as on the photo above, but running in water could be a sport of its own).
Speaking of sand at Black’s Beach, it fascinated me quite a lot how those sand grains of different colors formed various patterns
depending on the waves and tides.
These patterns change from place to place as you walk along the beach,
and throughout the day too.
The symmetry of this pattern is amazing
but inexplicable to me due to lack of enough knowledge in physics and geology 😎
Even more exciting view followed from the ocean, however!
Well, it could also be a worrisome sight, if I thought those might be sharks… But dolphins are a lot commoner in these water, and the fountain from the blowhole revealed their identity with certainty.
I’ve never seen wild dolphins in the ocean so close!
(I have to specify “in the ocean”, because I did swim with wild river dolphins in the Amazon, and canoed next to sea dolphins in the mangroves in Florida.)
Another time, dolphins appeared at sunset.
They were even more active, probably feasting on a shoal of fish,
and I hoped to get a picture of a dolphin jumping above the setting sun 😀 Was that too much to ask? Well, I got pretty close to it!
As a bonus afterwards, a seal came by as well, but it was getting too dark to take a decent picture of it.
Once again, Black’s Beach proved to be an amazing site for beach activities and marine life observation. I can’t wait to go back!