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I live in Oklahoma, OKC area, and had the same thing said to me (could it be the same guy?). Don't know, I'm new to sailing, but I do know that the winds in this state are crazy. I once saw a whole line of trees positioned very close to each other along a street. Every one of them was calm, still, literally not moving at all ... except one, right in the center, and freakishly, that one was being tossed around and violently dashed to and fro entirely by itself! There it was, the only one, slamming from side to side, forward, backward, like some invisible hand was shaking the life out of it. Just that one tree, leaving the rest untouched and completely undisturbed. Yes, it was very weird, and even a bit unsettling.
That is just one example of the strange OK winds ... not to mention tornadoes that rip a house to ground level rubble with the lone exception of that house's closet left still standing, the doors blown off of it, yet the clothes still perfectly hanging on the hangers. True story, I've seen it!
Oklahoma lake experience more challenging that the ocean? Yeah, I believe it.