What a difference a day makes. Bright sunshine, clear sky, still quite chilly but in an invigorating and optimistic way. In answer to Julia's question, yesterday's swell was not really that high at all, and the ocean can get much rougher than that here. I should also point out that this little beach is not visited by many surfers because the surf here is considered to be quite tame. The beaches to the north and south of us are surfing destinations, and I might wander down there next week and take some photos of them as well.
Here is a close-up of the bright blue of the ocean, for Beth, with love.