This photo essay was taken the day after a fierce windstorm on a beach facing the Straits of Gibraltar. The Levante, as the eastern wind is known in this area of Andalucia, Spain, can blow stronger and steadier than most people can comfortably handle, sometimes for days on end.
The plus sides of the Levante are that it provides endless fun for the wind- and kitesurfers; it clears the beach of all tourists and other rubbish; it draws brand new sand to the beach. And, as these images want to show, it lays the new sand down with incredible regularity and grace.
Pictures taken in August 2012 with a compact camera.