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Old 09-10-2019, 05:41 PM
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Default 100-foot wave recorded off the coast of Newfoundland during Dorian

Wow.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...ring-dorian-2/

I am sure a Freeman would cut right through it though.
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Must have been where captain Joe took his yacht
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Originally Posted by Creekwood View Post
Wow.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...ring-dorian-2/

I am sure a Freeman would cut right through it though.

Lots of boats might cut right through. It is the 85 feet of water above you that might ruin your day though. Best to be on a pontoon and gently ride over the top of it.
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I can't imagine all the yachts that had to be beached after the storm passed.
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Originally Posted by brendanm View Post
must have been where captain joe took his yacht
this!!
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Love the global warming plug in the article. They have been monitoring there for all of 13 years, so this is clearly a historical outlier...
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2.5 km off the coast and no catastrophic damage was done by this wave when it came ashore? Riiiiiiiiiight.
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Id hammer time the gas and do a super man....
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There was a 94 foot wave recorded at the weather buoy south of Alabama for hurricane Ivan about 10 years ago.
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Originally Posted by Reeseman44 View Post
2.5 km off the coast and no catastrophic damage was done by this wave when it came ashore? Riiiiiiiiiight.
Its in an area of Newfoundland that is steep rocky shoreline and few people live on the coast in that area. Any that do are in very sheltered harbors, not exposed to the open Atlantic. That part of the North Atlantic is no joke.
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Meh, my 24 Regulator would eat it up. King Kong ain't got shit on me!
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Yeah, but was it breaking? Big rollers, not too bad, but anyway you look at it, that is a lot of water moving.
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There's a good YouTube video on rogue waves, basically said the phenomenon is quite common. They also said the waves are a surface condition and can disappear just as quickly as they form.theres a good chance the wave never made it to shore. They also said a pot hole condition is to be expected as well, just a large void in the ocean that appears and disappear s suddenly due to wave interaction. Pretty cool stuff if your a nerd...
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meh

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right around the corner from our place in ak
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Originally Posted by brendanm View Post
Must have been where captain Joe took his yacht
If he did, THEN I might believe that the boat tipped 90 degrees!!


(but then the boat would be at the bottom of the Atlantic somewhere, probably near the Andrea Gail)
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Originally Posted by pooldoo73 View Post
There was a 94 foot wave recorded at the weather buoy south of Alabama for hurricane Ivan about 10 years ago.
Best I could find was 52’ wave off Alabama and 94 deaths due to hurricane Ivan. Maybe confusing those two numbers?
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100 foot waves at say 15 to 20 second period is doable in most offshore capable boats these days. It is just a big roller. The period matters as much as the height. Duh. Once that period drops below 8 seconds, all bets are off.
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pic or it didn't happen
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Originally Posted by SmokyMtnGrady View Post
100 foot waves at say 15 to 20 second period is doable in most offshore capable boats these days. It is just a big roller. The period matters as much as the height. Duh. Once that period drops below 8 seconds, all bets are off.
Not if it's a breaking wave.

The only way it's 100ft and a roller would be a tsunami generated by underwater tectonic shift. Most of these really big peaking waves are due to pressure additions of two or more smaller waves adding in phase, which can create a much higher but shorter duration peak than any of the source waves
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May be a dumb question but how to the measure these waves.

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