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Photographing a surf zone can be challenging! This is due to the constantly changing conditions in these areas like weather and tidal cycles. The first day I scouted Cape Perpetua along the Oregon coastline, I felt like I was in a water park! Cape Perpetua is home to some fascinating power surf zones created by jagged volcanic outcrops that resist Nature’s relentless fury. Here, the geologic features funnel the waves energy into chasms and compresses them until they detonate in dramatic explosions of sea and foam. Some of the unique water features that can be found here is the Spouting Horn, The Devil’s Churn, and my favorite - Thor’s Well - also called the Pacific Gateway to the Underworld.
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