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Is This Real Or Special Effects?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:48 am

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RE: Is This Real Or Special Effects?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:52 am

It's one of the bigger wind waves that are possible, but it's deffinately real and they do happen. But you have to be way out there to catch them, and they only happen in certain places. That's why the guy was toed out on the watercraft. That wave is about 8-10 meters (30 feet?).
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RE: Is This Real Or Special Effects?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:21 am

That's a helluva lot taller than 30 feet...easily 50...
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RE: Is This Real Or Special Effects?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:25 am

There was a competition of 1million bucks to the first person to surf a 100 foot wave....Not sure if it has been paid out yet...

Guess i culd use google if i truely cared...

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RE: Is This Real Or Special Effects?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:44 am

It looks real.

I've been in sea swells that were easily 60' high - in the bering sea - so a 50' wave is certainly believable.
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RE: Is This Real Or Special Effects?

Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:03 am

I did some research, and the biggest wave ever witnessed by humans is listed as 1,720 feet tall!!! What's even more amazing is that there are several eyewitnesses, including two who RODE the wave and survived...

This is a link to eyewitness accounts of it:

Pretty scary...
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