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Old 12-22-2011
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Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
Depends where you are in Tahiti, never been there but they have some of the most powerful waves in the world at Tahiti's Teahupo'o. These waves are generated in the Southern Ocean I believe.
Nice. Waves like in that photo are easily in the hundreds if not thousands of megawatts per meter (of beach they crash on).

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Also, the sea breezes near land are actually thermal driven (not low pressure areas over an island).
Technically sea breezes are still due to a low; the low is just thermally generated rather than due to a front perturbation.
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