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Re: Wave Height Calibration *PIC*

: I think you get the big wave of the day award Eric.

There was some discussion about wave height recently. It can be hard to judge height when sitting in a kayak. For those who need help understanding wave heights:

Eye level for a typical kayaker is about 24" above the water. The horizon is at about eye height. If you can see over a wave it is less than 2' high. If you need to look up a little bit it is taller than 2'.

This makes this wave Eric is on about 3 to 4 ft, which is quite large for long-boat surfing. I can tell you from experience that surfing on a wave this size it will feel like it is 6' to 8' feet tall.

Actual 6' to 8' waves look like you are going to be hit by a truck, and can feel similar.

This wave: http://erik64.smugmug.com/Kayaking/Narragansett-Bay-RI-101110/DSC07714filtered/1046982164_tcsXP-L.jpg is about 18"
http://erik64.smugmug.com/Kayaking/Narragansett-Bay-RI-101110/DSC07701filtered/1047495044_XFYxn-L-1.jpg is about 30"

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