Big Waves, from Jim Sogi

October 12, 2012 |

 Big Wave season is again here in Hawaii with 25 footers predicted. One big lesson I've learned the hard way is NEVER take the first wave. Between sets there is often a long wait and its easy to get over eager and go for the first big one. However, when the waves are big, there are usually 3 or more waves to a set, and if you don't catch the first one, which is usually not the largest, you are going to get caught inside and worked over badly. You end up right in the impact zone and the subsequent wave land on your head violently driving you deep underwater and spinning you around like you are in the washing machine, except worse. It's better to let the early ones go by. As maligned as wave theory is in trading, I definitely see similarities with surfing.





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6 Comments so far

  1. astro the family dog on October 12, 2012 12:20 pm

    Very much so…as Big Waves are indeed here.

    Nice pic….

  2. Phil on October 12, 2012 2:57 pm

    This post along with this one:


    are interesting when thought of together.

  3. Bill Wolfe on October 12, 2012 3:59 pm

    Maligned by some, not all. See www.WolfeWaveSignals.com

  4. michael bonderer on October 13, 2012 3:27 pm

    Love this insight. Keep’m coming. Perhaps you can tweet something like @BigWaveUpdate or something. Let us know your handle when you start tweeting. Mahalo.

  5. Jeff Watson on October 14, 2012 1:09 pm

    Go to surfline.com for live pictures of waves at many breaks all over Hawaii. They show limited live video to non-subscribers but you have to sit through a commercial.

  6. michael bonderer on October 15, 2012 12:33 pm

    Mahalo, aloha.


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