This was easy this week since I just went to the beach to check out the unusually high tides and big waves.
This photo was taken at Playa La Barqueta in Chiriqui, Panama.
One of my blog readers shared some wonderful information in the comments of a recent post on this subject. These waves are from a system called Ocean Swell, or Mar de Fondo in Spanish. The current swell is from between Australia and South America and has travelled over 10,000 Km. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swell_(ocean)
Here is a twitter feed from Mexico that also explains this
Thank you oldcameraman for the much appreciated info. Thank you to the sea for many great photos, and for the Ocean Swell that gave me something new to learn about and photograph.