This photo is all about movement. It isn't just the movement that you see in the waves, but also in your eyes as they are moved through the picture by the various elements and shapes.
The shore line contrast between the white waves crashing on the black cobble grabs me first as it is the brightest section of the photo. From there my eye follows along that line to Yaquina Head Lighthouse. My eye then follow the contrast between the sky and the horizontal rock face to the large rock off shore where the water is crashing off the backside of the huge monolithic figure.
Being aware of how people move through a picture can really help you make interesting compositions and start to help you think of the best framing for a subject in the field.