Timing is everything

The 'decisive moment' in this case occurred about 5 minutes after this shot. You might notice the fairly long shoreline. I was preoccupied with these guys body surfing in the shorebreak. While sitting on the sand looking through the viewfinder (and so unaware of my immediate surroundings), a large wave nearly washed me off the beach. Completely soaked from the waist down I took a couple more shots since I was already wet. As I made my way back to the car, a few chuckles were heard in the background. Drove home in a towel. End of story.

Fibreglass tombstones. Bigger surf in preceding days.