Stormwatching which is a hobby taking Ucluelet, British Columbia, by storm is the practice of watching storms as they crash along the coast in 30-foot waves.
Stormwatching season runs October through March and tour guide Bill McIntyre says this year is more intense than ever due to harsher weather conditions.
McIntyre says storms originating from Japan, Hawaii and Alaska have exceeded extremes and are washing up unexpected things on shore.
Unique deep-sea fish and Japanese glass fishing balls washing up on shore have made beachcombing after a storm a regular tour activity.
McIntyre says some of the weirder items washed ashore include TVs, chairs, light bulbs, Japanese sake bottles, and even pairs of Nike runner shoes.
McIntyre adds, I think the items are from commercial ships, but they make good souvenirs. Beachcombers are known for keeping the items they find and trading them at swap meets and even on eBay.
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