Usually the Gulf of Mexico is calm, its blue waters just lightly lapping the shore. But every once in awhile the winds kick up, particularly during the summer months when Naples Florida gets its typical afternoon showers, and thus creates some intense surf in the Gulf.

I just happened to be on Naples beach a few mornings ago and caught this windsurfer enjoying the waves on an unusually windy day. Looks like he was having a blast!

Photo by Alysia Shivers, Realtor, Naples Fla.