The ocean sure can be amazing when it gets whipped up. When I was younger I worked for the Canadian Coast Guard on a weather ship. We used to go 1,000 miles out into the Pacific from Vancouver Island and float in a 10 sq. mile area for 5 weeks. One Christmas trip we were in a storm with waves approx. 60 ft. high and the top 20 ft. breaking. The waves would completely submerge the bow of the ship when they broke over us. She would actually pop backwards out of the wave before resuming forward motion. It was a pretty wild ride.