Bioluminescence also known as the ‘red tide’ has been lighting up the southern California beaches at night. 

Glow in the dark barrels?? Who needs day surf… All photo credits to LA times magazine.

During the day they give off a reddish tinge and at night start to glow a light blue due to agitation by movements such as surfers and waves. 

The spectacular phenomenon has left Americans breathless and eager to surf the light up waves. 

Surfer uses the “glow in the dark” wave to avoid crowds. All photo credits to LA times magazine.

It is unclear how long the ‘red tide’ will remain in south california but will be worth going down to the beaches and witnessing the irregular surf conditions. 

by JS

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