Bull Kelp of the South Swell

surf at doran

The seasonal south swell has returned to Doran Beach, piling up shapely waves along with lashings of Bull Kelp. Last year I was intent upon taming the kelp for a wild-crafted, bioregional chair. My dream remains intact but this year I’m more seduced by the waves.

kelp at doran

enormous tangles of kelp accumulate along the shore after a storm