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Old 08-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Freak waves inside the bay almost crash our boat! Caught on Video!

http://youtu.be/ekPUOT0yhLE

We almost get wrecked on the rocks as a series of waves come out of nowhere and smack our boat. I almost fall out and so does my fishing buddy.

WARNING: LOTS OF SWEARING IN THIS VIDEO!
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Pretty tense stuff there.

Those freak waves in the bay come from freighters. They will be long gone before you see them. They displace so much damn water when loaded. I was hit by some of these in my kayak one night after a freighter had passed almost 15 minutes prior. Took me a minute to realize where they came from. I've seen this at the marina down there several times.
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I see you are a Foley guy, I live in the area as well.

Yeah I figured it was a ship wave. We are lucky we didn't get washed up on the rocks! I can only imagine what it was like in a Kayak!
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So thats where those things come from.I've been hit twice by them,one was sorta sideways,the other came from behind,almost swamped my boat.
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I can only imagine what it was like in a Kayak!
In the dark....without warning. Yeah it scared the shit out of me!
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Dang, I guess we were really lucky then.
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That's pretty crazy!
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WOW! That was wild! Glad you guys didn't get swamped or washed into that dock. Were you anchored?
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That was crazy.
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