The Balboa Avenue Sea Wall
Sunday, June 18 2006 @ 12:23 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Notice how wide this storm is. It's as big as the Azuero penninsula is wide, about 50 miles.
These two guys are from France and have been in town for a couple of days, looking at real estate. They were walking down Balboa Avenue towards me and were wondering what I was flapping my arms about until the water hit the wall. If the wind was blowing in from the sea when this wave hit about 5,000 gallons of water would have hammered these guys (and it would have been a different picture...)
In this shot you can see the sand in the street that's been blown over the seawall by the wave action.
The lighing was right to get this digitally enhanced shot of the Miramar towers and hotel.
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