I've been spending a lot of time at the beach this summer. I don't consider myself a beach person but it is a good place for photography.
I think I'm lucky to live so close to Tsukuihama and Miura Beach. It's a windsurfers paradise.
There's a little bit of hard work before one gets to the fun stuff.
Let's get happy!
Young and old, man and woman, all kinds of people love to windsurf.
Foil surfing with kite.
I thought I was a casual observer. This guy has me beat.
There's a lot of surf fishing going on around here too!
On a nice day the motorcyclist ride up and down the road that runs parallel to the beach.
This foil surfing with kite seems to be very popular.
Another casual observer.
Some of these guys are quite exciting to watch.
This guy looks real happy.
I'd like to think that I'm too old to try this but a lot of the people out here look like they're the same age as I am.
Like the post title says, it gets exciting!
Getting into the "V" formation.
Here's a guy with his sand skimmer.
This woman is getting ready to go!
What goes up must come down.
This guy was waving at me, wanted me to take his picture, so I did.
We all fall down.
What a thrill it must be.
I had lunch at McDonalds and then I walked back down to the other end of the beach. Passing by some motorists on my way.
More thrills on the high seas!
I guess this is called para-surfing.
Back at Tsukuihama beach and people are still surfing.
There seems to be more of what I consider traditional windsurfers here.
One last look back before I walk to Tsukuihama train station and go home.
Bonus shots! My attempt at oceanside fine art photography!
Thanks for stopping by!