Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Après-tsunami kitesurfing in the San Francisco Bay

The strong earthquake in Japan triggered a Tsunami alert for places along the coast of California on March 11, 2011. A small wave struck the coastline in the morning. Hours after the tsunami people were jogging along beaches as usual and San Francisco Bay was filled with tour boats and sailing boats. Windsurfers and kitesurfers (parasurfers) also were back on the waves taking advantage of the nice weather and steady winds, seen here between the Crissy Field shoreline and Alcatraz Island. The broad, promenade-like trail connecting the Marina Green with Fort Point offers perfect views on off-shore activities. And in case of an approaching tsunami, there may be time enough to run uphill to the elevated parts of the Presidio.

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