Blow Hole


This shows a strong westerly coming in . It was perfect weather,tide,wind,type of light etc! All these ducks need to line up,or you have nothing!
I’ve gone here more than hundred times and less than a thousand! It has become a passion with me.
There is nothing I can think of photographically that captivates me more than this monster! It’s a very exciting time had by all when I take my friends down here.
I remember my first time back in 91. I had never heard of this spot and was hiking around. I remember constantly hearing a loud thunder while I was hiking, to the west of me.There was no thunder clouds,so I was curious.
I worked my way over to where I was hearing this loud strange noise.
I than heard and saw an explosion go up on the other side of a headland and couldn’t believe what I had just seen.
I went over the headland and was introduced to the Blow Hole !
I remember after being there for 20 minutes that my legs were shaking. I thought it might have been all the hiking that I had done that day,but probably was a combination of fear and tiredness!
There is a beach at the foot of the Blow Hole. This beach is not right by the water like Long Beach,but 40 feet above the ocean! I always equate each grain of sand as being from one explosion!
Mother nature has been eroding this spot for thousands of years and will continue to long after we are all gone.
You can see a surge channel in the foreground. These surge channels generally follow a crack(fault) in the headland and will continue to pick away at it.
I have a aerial shot of this headland and it clearly shows a large fault running SW-NE. As a matter of fact,the sandy area covers the middle of this fault. One day this surge channel will work it’s way across the entire Headland and join up with it’s counterpart on the other side. This will put the Blow Hole basically on a small island.
The west coast’s headlands are in a constant state of being sliced and diced by Mother Nature all the time.

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