Waddell State Beach, CA. July 1, 2017

The wind was stiff and pummeled all the senses. It was risky to take a camera into the blowing sand-filled air but I couldn’t resist. The conditions were also perfect for kitesurfing. There were about twenty kitesurfers on the water at any time and an equal number on the beach, resting themselves and their brightly colored wings.

At times the flying kites looked like a dozen crescent moons filling the sky. Some kitesurfers disappeared offshore while others preferred to play in the breaking waves near the beach. Most surfers raced across the water’s surface, but a few took it to the next level, leaving gravity behind and becoming airborne.

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