Well said Boasun. Above 40 knots of wind and seas buildiing to a mere 18-20 feet, you shift from sailing to surviving - and you hope you don't do something really stupid. In 30' seas the thought of surfing down one, never enters your mind.
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.