A surfer catches a ride at Cowell's as the early morning sun glistens off the water. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
The free flowing forms of afternoon clouds juxtaposed with the linear geometry of power poles and wires create a graphic tapestry along Trafton Road in Pajaro on Sunday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
A large cloud bank forms a dramatic backdrop looking north of the Pajaro River Bridge on Sunday. After Monday's respite from rain, showers are forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. (Shmuel Thaler/Santa Cruz Sentinel)
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A pleasure boat heads out to sea as a slight haze has yet to lift off the Monterey Bay on Sunday morning. (Shmuel Thaler/Santa Cruz Sentinel)
A billowy cloud bank rises above Highway 1 at the San Andreas Road exit on Monday. While sunny skies are expected to continue today, rain is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Afternoon clouds streak an other-worldly skyscape on Monday in advance of the rain forecast for today as a boat passes the jetty lighthouse en route the open water of the Monterey Bay. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
The West Cliff surfer statue is silhouetted as fleeting sunshine breaks through the cloud cover on Monday morning. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)