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I'm stuck here in LA on a business trip and went out to the Redondo Beach fishing pier where I saw the biggest waves I've personally encountered. Real 8' - 10's. :eek: :eek: :eek:

Next time I read a post of someone asking about cruise speed in 8 - 10's I'm going to call BS on them. :nono: :nono: :nono:
 

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The 3' "chop" on the bay is pretty rough because of the intervals, at least in my little boat.
 

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Sea conditions are mesaured from the mid-line of the wave. A wave measured at 8' is still a 16' wall of water that a boat will have to negotiate. I've been out at Lumpy Bottom in 11' seas with 22 -28 knot winds -- That was rough!
 

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So that's why it's so rough when they say 1-2, it's really a 2-4' wall that you have to plow through or over.

I always thought wave height was measured from the trough to the crest.

Now I get it.
 

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We might get to report first hand from 8-10's on ou deep drop trip if Capt. Croakerhead is determined to see GB horking. I'm beginning to believe he'll take us no matter what the forecast just to see the horkfest.
 
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