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slowwwflowww 06-22-2013 4:53 PM

bioluminescent wave
Anyone ever seen or experienced a bioluminescent wave .Don:t know what causes it but it is fricking cool!!

wakedaveup 06-22-2013 5:38 PM


Pretty cool stuff.

ilikebeaverandboats 06-22-2013 5:52 PM

Yup!! Happens during red tide. When you step on the sand when the wave rolls back out you can see it too. SO COOL!

slowwwflowww 06-22-2013 6:02 PM

@dave thnks for link.That is freaking awe-inspiring ,something about that is soooooo cool!!!!!!

durty_curt 06-22-2013 6:04 PM

I Thought I Was Stoned Out Of My Mind Back In high School When I Saw These Colored Waves. I Thought It Was From Some Colored Lights Somewhere. 12 Years Later It All Makes Sense!

slowwwflowww 06-22-2013 6:07 PM

Looked it up I guess a certain kind of plankton glow when they are stressed like when a wave crashes onshore.Neat

slowwwflowww 06-22-2013 6:22 PM

Check out the guy surfing it on youtube!

ilikebeaverandboats 06-22-2013 8:42 PM

I had heard it can be pretty poisonous? Maybe just for fish?

Bumpass1 06-23-2013 2:48 PM

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slowwwflowww 06-24-2013 11:16 AM


wakedaveup 06-24-2013 11:27 AM

@Mike no worries! Ironically was born and raised in San Diego where that video was taken. Unfortunately have never seen a red tide first hand though. I didn't even know about them until you posted this and I plugged the term in Youtube. Was kind of stoked to see the video was from my home town though and thanks for the share, red tides are sweeeet!

newty 06-24-2013 11:32 AM

We were staying in long beach one year when I saw it walking on the beach. We ran back to the rental, grabbed the boards, and went surfing. It was awesome. Def a night I will ever forget. As you paddled out your hands would have blue/green trails in the water. Fish would come up and nip at you fingers. It was hard for my brain to take in what I was seeing.

bcrider 06-24-2013 2:23 PM

We get that a fair bit up here on the west coast although not usually with a red tide. Really cool at night especially when you see all of the little mino's scatter and creates all of these little lines in the water. Been swimming in it as well.

slowwwflowww 06-24-2013 4:25 PM

I hope to see it in person one day!

durty_curt 06-24-2013 5:13 PM

That Looks Like The OceanSide Pier In That Video. Man I Miss Night Surfing Over There In OSide

ktm525 06-25-2013 6:31 AM

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Here is a shot I captured last year when it was happening in the Bay Area. I got this in Pacifica.
Full size image at the link:

slowwwflowww 06-25-2013 11:29 AM

would make awesome poster:)

ktm525 06-25-2013 5:29 PM


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