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Re: Why Waves Look Bigger From a Boat

Additionally, if your depth sounder has a relatively high sampling rate you can watch the depth go up and down. A fishfinder, for example, will give a virtual wave trace in terms of depth vs time.

As Roger eluded, you can't look at the nearest wave, you need to look in the distance. And everyone knows that small breaking waves can be far worse than big rollers.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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