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Anytime you have swells passing from extremely deep waters (5000'+) to relatively shallow waters (<50'), you're going to have some serious problems. That describes almost all of the banks in the Bahamas, as I've said previously. Most of the Bahamian banks are located next to very deep water—like Exuma Sound, where the water is 5000'+ deep less than a half-mile from shore, and on the other side of the islands, like Stocking Island, the water is not even 35' deep.
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