I guess my memory was based on the water coming out of the cove. It was also a little tongue in cheek. Holes? Hell yea! We have a video of Gordo running where he dropped into a hole and everybody gasps when they see it. Now my hole was really a rogue. I was pulling off plane next to a cruiser that was doing the same. That one was big/steep enough for the bow to pierce the face. The wave came over the top of the boat and soaked everybody. It also put 6" of water into the bilge. I've been in 6' water, and that was no 6' wave. I guess the biggest problem with measuring the water at loto is that the waves are not repetitious, instead you have this washing machine water. How do you measure the wave height when it has no valley or peak? Maybe it's the steepness of the wave that is of more significane than their height. Now if you are questioning my ability to measure wave height, are you going to next question the length of Mr. Winky, 'cause there is no way he's any less than 2'!Originally posted by Troutly
6-7 average??? 12 foot hole!? Awwwww come on!
I've been at LOTO a few times a year since 1997 and have hit every major weekend more then once....aint ever seen a real measured 7 foot wave, let alone a 12 foot hole .
Think about it, the bridge clearance on most v-hull performance boats is in the 5 to 6 foot range off plane. You are then talking an AVERAGE wave height higher then the top of most performance boats windshields...and a 12 ft'r is only a couple feet short of the height of a semi trailer.....
Yes, it gets rough, but that is more due to the washing machine effect of the rock walls and boats going every which way. You will see a lot of actual 3 to 4 foot waves. There are the occasional 5 to 6 footer in between P C and the bridge, but there is no way they even come close to 6 to 7 foot average.