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gingernut
22nd Sep 2006, 11:35
Anyone brave enough??:ouch:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/5368856.stm

henry crun
22nd Sep 2006, 12:02
Only 12 ft, it's a mere baby. http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/monster-breaks-off-tassie/2006/09/22/1158431891222.html

Lon More
22nd Sep 2006, 13:43
Great Lakes cab have waves 25 feet high; remember the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Can be some pretty big ones in the Channnel too (http://www.bytesurgery.com/gearedup/2006/05/freak-wave-hits-brittany-ferry-in-english-channel.html)

colmac747
22nd Sep 2006, 14:03
100ft waves (albeit out at sea) during the Perfect Storm, hence the film:eek:
http://perfectstorm.warnerbros.com/cmp/flash-thestorm-fr.html

G-CPTN
22nd Sep 2006, 14:23
Ya, but was anybody actually RIDING these waves? Apart from, that is, the guys in Nookie?

AcroChik
22nd Sep 2006, 16:16
http://www.mavsurfer.com/main_page/

RaraAvis
22nd Sep 2006, 20:17
The Draupner wave is the name for the first freak wave positively confirmed (with a peak elevation of 18.5m, maximum wave height 26m) at the Draupner oil platform in the North Sea off Norway on January 1, 1995.
26 meters = 85.3018373 feet:8

Some interesting wave stuff...
http://www.math.uio.no/~karstent/waves/index_en.html (http://www.math.uio.no/%7Ekarstent/waves/index_en.html)

B Fraser
22nd Sep 2006, 20:27
The best waves are measure in thousands of feet


http://www.futura-sciences.com/communiquer/g/data/573/medium/bwo11241.jpg

Howard Hughes
23rd Sep 2006, 00:21
What good is a 12' wave, if ya ain't got no white pointers to keep you motivated...:hmm:

gingernut
23rd Sep 2006, 01:03
Got the board strapped to the roof but my wife stopped me- what sort of jet blaster/surfer am I??