In surfing, the topography of the seabed, also known as Bathymetry (and a variety of other natural elements) determines the shape of a wave. A shore break is a type of wave that occurs very close to shore. The seabed goes from deep to shallow in a relatively short distant, hence the ocean swell is pushed up and over itself as it approaches the shoreline. Shore Breaks can be more dangerous because they tend to break over shallow coral reef. Hawaii offers a pleothera of shore breaks. Here's a few examples, shot in the early morning hours off the coast of Oahu.
Welcome to the Island Images Photography Blog. Here we showcase a selection of our images from the past twelve years. Click the links on the right side of this page to read and view our company blog posts. Short narrative excerpts give the viewer an idea of what it was like to be in and/or around the water that day.....