South Swell, North Side
A south swell brings big waves crashing into the Manhattan Beach Pier. June 2013.
South Swell, South Side
A south swell slams into the Manhattan Beach pier. The view from the south side of the iconic pier.
One day each year, the setting sun lines up perfectly with the pier. This was that day. 11.12.14
Sunlight through the Hermosa Beach Pier
Seagulls fly over the water along the beach at El Porto, Manhattan, Beach California.
The view from the Long Point Trail, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Gray overcast skies along the coast is common in the spring in Southern California. It usually burns off through the day, but mornings are gray and locals call it "May Gray" or "June Gloom" depending on the month. Here's the Manhattan Beach pier on the last of "May Gray": May 31, 2017.
Winter at the Pier
A small wave crashes against the pilings of the Manhattan Beach Pier.
Manhattan Beach Spring
Spring skies over the Manhattan Beach pier. As the sun tried to break through, the water turns silvery. Overcast skies are common here in the springtime. Manhattan Beach, California
Two surfers check out the swell before a morning surf session at El Porto beach, Manhattan Beach California.
The sun breaks through the rain clouds at Manhattan Beach and brings out the green in the Pacific Ocean. Manhattan Beach Pier, California
A wave crashes on the beach throwing foam spray into the air, El Segundo, California.
Looking south from the edge of Inspiration Point, Palos Verdes, CA. Trump National Golf Course is on the headland in the distance. The waters here with their kelp forest are a fantastic spot to scuba dive or snorkel.
Portuguese Bend Beach
The beach at Portuguese Bend, as seen from the trails above.
El Matador Beach in Malibu, California- looking down from above on one of the sea stacks the beach is famous for.
The sun breaks through the clouds on a rainy day at Manhattan Beach, CA.
The Hermosa Beach pier on a sunny day.
Stormy Skies over the Pier
A rainy June day comes to a close, as the sun tries to break through the clouds just before sunset at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Surfers enjoy the last waves of the day as a fisherman looks on. Manhattan Beach, CA
The sun breaks through rain clouds late on a June evening at Manhattan Beach pier. Manhattan Beach, California
A late June evening at Manhattan Beach, California. Rainy clouds clear just in time for sunset on the horizon.
Waves crash against the pylons under the Manhattan Beach pier.
Pt. Dume in Malibu, with Zuma Beach beyond, and the Santa Monica Mountains, looking north towards Ventura.
El Matador II
The Elephant Rock at El Matador Beach, Malibu California.
The Hermosa Beach pier, a cloudy in May, and the tide coming in.
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