Breaking Waves

A winter storm unleashes its fury on the Oregon coast.

A simple cross stands before the raging seas on the Oregon coast. All photographs by author.

On Sunday, an Arctic low pressure system spun off the North Pacific and hurled gale force winds against the Oregon coast. The winds intensified as the afternoon expired. Beach homes shook, plates of picture window glass flexed ominously as 50 MPH gusts battered the shore. Spruce trees danced and rattled, their wind-torn limbs twisting inward and…



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