Right now swell 10ft @ 10 seconds ; imagine swell the height of a driveway basketball hoop rolling towards you every 10 seconds
Thanks! Heh, didn’t even know waves and swells were different things . Out of curiosity, are cross swells ever a thing to pay attention to?I'm more of a "small boat" skipper (26' boat) but in general for me steady winds >= 15 knots aren't much fun, and make for difficult fishing/drifts. Gusts >= 20 knots not much fun. Swell, waves and period are arbitrary; depends a bit on the size of the boat (Shogun @ 95' handles more than Tomahawk @ 65'). If Swell + Waves comes close to Period (6 + 4 @ 10 seconds) this is pretty "square". Washing machine. Not a lot of fun to fish.
I am headed out Sunday 1100 on Tomahawk, returning to port Tuesday @ 0600. Conditions definitely look fishable to me; I don't like the 3 degrees water temp drop I have seen on Terrafin in the past 7 days; my expectation is that we will have to work pretty hard for our fish but I'm hoping for the best!