On 18th July, I had the opportunity to spend 10 days with other oceanographers on the Research Platform FLIP (https://scripps.ucsd.edu/ships/flip) for a test cruise to study the Langmuir circulation and the near-surface processes. Spending time on FLIP is like living in a large tree house in the middle of the ocean. Even though there were large waves passing by, we did not feel much of the motion of the waves. We had a great time to collect great quality data. Here are some photos to share with you.