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Giant Waves

Coos Bay, Oregon, is one of the most spectacular wave-watching spots anywhere. The locals have always known it but few others do. Created when the right swells meet the right tides and weather conditions, these spectacular waves smash against the cliffs at Shore Acres State Park with such force that sprays shoot up hundreds of feet. New technology that gives access to buoy readings all over the Pacific make tracking these monsters possible and creates an opportunity for local photographer Steven Michael to send out word for an impromptu photographer’s party.


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Surf Predictions Website
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Producer: Jule Gilfillian
Videographers: Todd Sonflieth, Nicholas Fisher
Editor: Todd Sonflieth
Post Production: Michael Bendixen
Additional Photography: Steven Michael Photography, Uncage the Soul Productions


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Giant Waves; Lake Abert Dries Up (2610)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2610
Original Broadcast: March 19, 2015