April 18, 2021

Incredible Shots of Nearly Frozen Waves

Jonathan Nimerfroh, a photographer/surfer/ocean enthusiast found something most of us have never seen.

When he was walking along the beach he saw these waves rolling in like slush, he expected nothing out of the ordinary but ended up capturing some incredible shots of a cold snap bitter it was freezing the sea. He captured these breathtaking photographs near his Nantucket home and the temperature was 19°F.

The waters of the Atlantic Ocean were freezing due to the unusually cold temperatures. Lakes freeze every year, but oceans freezing is a rare sight.

He said: “When I pulled up to the beach I could see the horizon just look strange. When I got to the top off the dunes I saw that beginning about 300 yards away from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze. The wind was howling from the southwest which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not so good for surfing, but since the surface of the sea was frozen slush the wind did not change the shape. What resulted was perfect, dreamy, slush waves.

You can see more incredible photos on Nimerfroh’s website www.jdnphotography.com.