Jacob Nie

Can you explain it?

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Description from the video:

After heavy rains last week, the small lagoon next to my apartment broke through to the beach. Based on the eroded remains, it started out as a large torrent of water about 8 feet deep. After a few days, as seen in the video, it was reduced to a fast flowing current no deeper than 5 inches, but very wide.

The combination of a very fast current and a very new, un-eroded "riverbed" of wet sand created these other-worldly undulations in the sand itself. Can you explain it?

Location: Sands Beach, Isla Vista right next to UC Santa Barbara.

Taken with my Pixel camera, which has beautiful image stabilization.

Send me an email or comment on the video if you can explain it!