The unbeatable waves
“The sea does not like to be restrained”
The Ocean is a beast of unimaginable proportions and destructive power. I love the ocean, but I learned to respect its might. Playing around in the sparkling waves can turn very dangerous in an instant. Those who don’t acknowledge the ocean’s might, will forever be doomed to be trapped on the ocean floor. I was on Martha’s Vineyard with my friends Luke and Andrew during the summer of 2020. Andrew’s mom had decided to take the three of us to the beach. We came to the agreement that we would go to Longpoint Beach, which was notorious for big waves. The sand was hotter than a frying pan as we set foot upon it. The air felt thicker than a barrel of hot molasses. The water was cool and had six foot waves crashing ten feet from shore. We ran into the water as a big wave crashed down and repelled us backwards. I was slower than the others and had bad timing. A wave came crashing down on my head. It felt like a giant straw was sucking me under the surface. I writhed and struggled as the water grabbed me with eager hands. Fear washed over me as the waves were. Farther out I went, until I swam with all of my strength to the side, and I was free. The ocean is such a powerful force that even being cautious is dangerous near it. I thought that the ocean just coexisted with humans, but the ocean has always been our superior. There is no beating the ocean, but you can still watch out for the dangerous parts of it. The tranquility of the waves is like the cheese on a mouse trap, it is meant to lure us in.