No two enormous waves at Cape Disappointment were the same. Each had its own character and appearance. The fantail in this wave makes it seem frivolous not ominous, unlike so many other waves we saw. We went to Cape Disappointment on each day of our four day visit to the area but on only two of those days did the waves have distinctive character. The other two days we took no photographs because the waves on those days didn’t have the ferocity or appearance we were seeking. While the best potential for huge waves with lots of character occurs with high tide when there are storms at sea, that combination didn’t always create the excitement we were seeking. On our last day, despite the highest tide of the week, the storms had calmed and the waves were flat. We were lucky to be there on two days with great photographic opportunities.