On the waterfront from Avenue Collection on Vimeo.
If you didn’t get to Alki today, to join everyone gawking at the waves and spray, here’s a taste of what it was like, courtesy of your neighbors who sent us video and photos to share (in addition to the ones we published in coverage earlier today). First, two video clips so you can see and hear the wild waves – above, a one-minute series of cuts by Mark; below, a longer look from Jeff Miller:
(Video by Jeff Miller)
This seemed at least twice as ferocious as what we had found at the beach on Friday (as shown here) – fueled by a faster, colder north wind.
Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza‘s namesake artwork was a popular subject, at times appearing in danger of getting knocked down by the waves dwarfing it. David Hutchinson captured a rainbow in a slightly quieter moment of spray:
SEE A DOZEN-PLUS MORE VIEWS – from surfing to posing – after the jump:
Pam captioned her photo “statue in the storm”:
The westward view, from Mark Daughhetee:
Some made the most of rare conditions. Patrick Binns caught kite surfers “in flight”:
Steve Joseph found someone just plain surfing:
(added) Here’s what the spectator scene looked like – courtesy of Scott Straight:
The waves kicked up driftwood aplenty – Doug B shows us what was on the east side of Alki Bathhouse:
(See more of his views on the WSB Flickr group page.)
All the way at the west end of the promenade, the water was up over the grass, as Anne Kurt noticed:
Long Bach Nguyen‘s photo shows an example of how that happened:
Between waves, the photo ops:
And then there was the goofy side – this, from Guy Olson:
The surf lessened as you moved further from the north-facing shore – but MM still caught this at Jack Block Park:
P.S. One view from the south – Anne sent this from Point Williams at Lincoln Park, by Colman Pool:
This isn’t likely to repeat any time soon, probably much to the relief of residents and business owners at the beach – as we arrived on Alki for another look around mid-afternoon, one series of waves blew all the way across Alki Avenue SW into restaurant windows on the inland side.
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