Double Rainbow Over LaJolla, California

January 20, 2020


Photographer: Jim Grant 
Summary Authors: Jim Grant; Jim Foster

This surf shack in La Jolla, California, on Windansea Beach, is splashed with color from a beautiful double rainbow I observed on Christmas Day. I had been trying to frame such a rainbow for at least 10-years and finally, everything fell into place early in the morning on December 25, 2019. It’s worth mentioning that this shaggy shack is considered a historic landmark in La Jolla.

Double rainbows are frequently observed but not often are both the primary and secondary bows so showy from horizon to horizon. Note the supernumerary bows beneath the primary bow, just above the top of the shack. At upper right, brown pelicans cruise over the shoreline.