A couple take a selfie during a storm on the Homer Spit at Mariner Park on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The combination of a 20.7-foot high tide and swells out of the southwest hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A couple take a selfie during a storm on the Homer Spit at Mariner Park on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The combination of a 20.7-foot high tide and swells out of the southwest hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Boisterous bay

A winter storm combined with a 20.7-foot high tide hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay last Thursday.

Rollers 10-feet and more pounded the Homer Spit, throwing up spray and debris onto the Homer Spit Road.

Waves also slammed the Ocean Drive Loop seawall, sometimes sending up towers of spray as tall as spruce trees. There also were reports of erosion at boardwalks.

The pounding waves drew visitors to Mariner Park and Ocean Drive Loop to watch the surf roll in. At Mariner Park, some braved the cold to take photos of themselves and the waves.

Waves crash against the Ocean Drive Loop seawall during a storm on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The combination of a 20.7-foot high tide and swells out of the southwest hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Waves crash against the Ocean Drive Loop seawall during a storm on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The combination of a 20.7-foot high tide and swells out of the southwest hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Waves crash against the Ocean Drive Loop seawall during a storm on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The combination of a 20.7-foot high tide and swells out of the southwest hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Waves crash against the Ocean Drive Loop seawall during a storm on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The combination of a 20.7-foot high tide and swells out of the southwest hammered the north shore of Kachemak Bay. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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