Surfer Glides Through Stunning Bioluminescence Waves off San Diego, California

A surfer in San Diego, California, caught some stunning bioluminescence waves on April 27.

Cameron Franco captured the breathtaking video at Sunset Cliffs which shows a surfer riding sets of waves which are lit up in blue. The water continues to glow as it hits the shore, the video goes on to show.

In a Facebook post, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography explained that the glowing waves were caused by the red tide.

“Red tides are due to aggregations of dinoflagellates including Ceratium falcatiforme and Lingulodinium polyedra, the latter of which is well known for its bioluminescent displays, with waves or movement in the water causing the phytoplankton to glow neon blue at night,” the SIO wrote. Credit: Instagram/@mindovermattermedia via Storyful