A 10 minute walk through the rainforest on a well marked trail will get you to Botany Bay where you will be sure to see massive waves and heavy seas. Large pieces of driftwood are tossed around like toothpicks.
One must take extreme caution while storm watching. The rocks and paths can be slippery and many people underestimate the power of these seas which are relentless. Stay well back on the trails. Waves come in sets and most usually the first large wave isn’t the biggest. There have been a few casualties over the past decade of people swept off the shoreline when a large waves comes over and takes them off their feet, ending up in the cold Pacific.
When done carefully, watching the powerful Pacific Ocean pound against the ruggest west coast can be one of the most exciting things to do in the Sooke Region.