Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Libeccio

Windsurf Livorno, Tre PontiOur windsurfers aren't scared by the “libeccio”. The “Moby Corse” may be waiting before entering port, but they are going full force.Windsurf Livorno, Tre PontiThe waters at the “Tre Ponti” (Three Bridges) are pretty scary...Windsurf Livorno, Tre PontiThe Gorgona island on the horizon, behind the cargo ship.

See also: Windsurfers - Going with the Wind - Three Bridges

21 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Very windy over here as well. Makes one want to travel though; maybe due to living about 3,000 miles away from home.
Please have a good and safe Tuesday.


daily athens

Farmchick said...

The wave look fierce! I would not be out there!

Luis Gomez said...

These look great! Love your images VP.

Leif Hagen said...

Yikes! I'd be very seasick if I were on a boat on those waves!

Randy said...

Great action shots!

Dina said...

Wow, these photos give a whole new face to your seas!
I love it that the winds have names.

cieldequimper said...

For an odd and unexplained reason I rarely imagine the Mediterranean like this and it's gorgeous.

Traveling Hawk said...

What is libeccio? When does it flow? The photos are great!

Steffe said...

Looks a bit windy. Which sure makes the photos great.

brattcat said...

I feel a little sea-sick just looking at that water.

Cezar and Léia said...

Strong waves there! wow I would be very scared about these waves!
Your pictures are wonderful!
Hugs and a nice Tuesday
Léia

B SQUARED said...

I think I would need a drink after that.

Kaori said...

I never did understand why surfers headed out to see the minute a hurricane alert goes off! Look at those waves! Scary!

Small City Scenes said...

Scary for you and me but just perfect for them. MB

LindyLouMac said...

As I sit here at the computer with the torrential rain beating against the house, I cannot imagine why they should want to be out in such foul weather!

Halcyon said...

A fantastic day for wind-surfing. I can't believe those waves!

VP said...

@ Traveling Hawk - The libeccio is a westerly or south-westerly wind, I just fixed the link in the post.

Lois said...

They are very brave!

JM said...

Great shots! These guys are crazy, the sea looks scary...
I'm sure I've missed something here today: it was Code Red for almost all our coast, the waves were expected to be 8 m high, but I couldn't make it to the shore...

mammadeglialieni said...

acci, me lo aveva detto al telefono mia mamma che c'era libeccio giù a livorno, ma vederlo è tutt'altra cosa!

Francisca said...

Everyone else seems to think this sea is scary. It looks alright to me, except that it is unusually dark. Great action shots of the surfers, VP.