The boat captain have balls - riding over a Tsumami

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  1. rj144

    rj144 Silver Belt

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    That earthquake/hurricane thread took me down a rabbit hole of Youtube videos on each tonight. Saw a few videos I've never seen before. Look at the balls on these boat captains in the Japan Tsunami of 2011. It's a little long, and the whole video builds the drama, but I timestamped a few seconds before:

     
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    He had a Tsunami where I work at in Alaska. We jumped in the boats and headed for open water. Didn't end up being a big tsunami, only about 5', which is pretty noticeable at the shore, but it was just like a normal swell out in the water.
     
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    Looked like his only option! Solid work, hope it made it.
     
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    Incredible video, nature you scary.
     
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    Just send it.
     
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    moreorless87 Out To Lunch

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    Even giant ones aren that dangerous out at sea as the wavelength is so long...



    Its only when they get near to the coast you get giant breakers as in the video the OP posted.
     
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    This video sucked
     
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    moreorless87 Out To Lunch

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    That's the point, there not very impressive at sea because its the entire water column that's moving not just the surface as with normal waves so you only see them become massive when they get near the shore.
     
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    Wouldn't you want to be away from the water in a Tsunami?
     
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    the crews have more balls.

    i'd have to believe wherever the captain is when it all goes to shit, its got to be better than where the crews stay.
     
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    I could do that I just don’t want to right now
     
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    Ive never been scared of water/oceans but something about this video really unsettles me.....

    so much water.............so much deep...............
     
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    Correction:
    . The boat Captain has balls. ...or, These boat Captains have balls.
    . Tsunami.
    Drinking again RJ? o_O
     
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    I remember watching this video when it was released. Pretty much their only option for survival.

    The tsunami video that always sends a chill down my spine is of a Thai beach during the tsunami in 2004, where you can see the tide is out so far and the camera zooms in and you can people swimming and snorkeling in the sea, with the wave getting closer and closer to them.
     
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    Huzzah bitches.

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    Tired bro.
     
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    Waves don't break until the height of the wave is twice the depth of the water. So in the open ocean you wouldn't have to worry about getting toppled, you can just ride along with the swell. Its only along the coast lines where the water shallows that waves become most dangerous.
     
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  20. MikeMcMann

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    Yup. Often deep water is the only sane choice for these fishing shoreline sea level communities.

    Sadly I would bet that boat did not make it. It needed to be out in deep water much earlier. Once that boat gets turned broadside it is in a world of hurt and is easily rolled.

    Yup.

    Waves or a Tsunami generated by an earthquake are very different than storm waves generated by a hurricane or storm. One is a swell from the bottom that causes giant long wavelengths that become a massive tidal wave as they approach shorelines and the approaching ground forced the wave straight up.

    Storm or hurricane waves, are generated at the surface by winds and far more dangerous at deep sea but tend to break up at shore more easily or not penetrate as deep into shore as a threat.

    For a earth quake generated Tsunami if you lived at sea level in a remote fishing community and had time, head out to sea in your boats, even tiny personal craft, as early and fast as you can.

    If its incoming and is hurricane or storm driven get out of your boats (unless huge) and hunker down on land and hope you don't get Bahama'd.

    See above.
     
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