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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