January 3, 2012, 76 degrees and sunny. Drove my 1962 VW Beetle into the parking lot at Beacons Beach, which was quite full for a Tuesday morning. After answering the same questions about what year was my VW and listening to how many VWs they had owned from the others that were there to check out the surf, I stepped to the edge of the cliff. There had been a high surf warning alert on Radio and TV but it hadn’t arrived. Hours after I shot this photo the surf ramped up to about 8 foot. I love the ocean! Beacons, Encinitas Ca.