I love the ocean and I'm thankful to live within a few miles of Wrightsville and Carolina Beach. Using my Zoom F8 and a DPA 4060 stereo pair along with a Neumann 81i shotgun mic inside my Rode Blimp, I recorded some crashing waves out at Fort Fisher. I find listening to the ocean very soothing and I couldn't be happier with the final product! By the way, the picture of me on my home page was taken by my wife, Terrie, as I was recording this.
Here is a link to the actual recording: Ocean, Sea, Beach Ambience