Just reading where these coming El Nino storms may cause mseas of up to 10, even 15 feet. Has weather ever kept the long range boats from leaving the harbor? It must have, on occasion, so to rephrase, how often have we seen that?
Paul, in this instance I am really only thinking about actually escaping the harbor. If the wind sets in the wrong direction, it can be dangerous as Hell just getting past the breakwater. But for a Harbor Like Point Loma, it would have to be a really bad-ass swell, with a strong wind in the wrong quarter. I've never seen it, but I am guessing (as JohnTFT confirms) it has happened a few times.Jim; I know what your saying about the rough water, particularly starting on the trip. I usually like the smooth ride ( most of the time) riding down to the fishing grounds, gives you time to gear up in pleasant weather and get acquainted with previous anglers and make new ones.