We got struck by lightning a few years ago and now I cower inside when its around.
I was amazed by how flat the water was, I am used to even short storms generating more of sea.
It does illustrate some of the difficulties comparing experiences.
This video was in much the same wind strength but the sea state is very different.
Sorry its not very good quality there is to much wind-borne spray to risk a good camera, but its only short.