Is this surf so strong that it climbs 450 feet in elevation?

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This is a northern point on Isla Robinson Crusoe, 400 miles off the coast of Santiago Chile. I was mousing over the highest point of the surf (in the foreground) when I took the screen shot. The bottom of the shot says 460 ft elevation for that spot. Click on the image below for a larger size view. That's some powerful wave action!!
« Last Edit: 09/12/2009 04:16:42 by DiscoverDave »

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Is this surf so strong that it climbs 450 feet in elevation?
« Reply #1 on: 09/12/2009 11:45:05 »
Stone me!!! Yep, 137 metres...... Good job its a calm day!
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Is this surf so strong that it climbs 450 feet in elevation?
« Reply #2 on: 09/12/2009 23:20:58 »
Where did you get this?

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Is this surf so strong that it climbs 450 feet in elevation?
« Reply #3 on: 10/12/2009 07:38:02 »
It seems counterintuitive for a convex surface presented to the waves. I could more readily see it happening with a concave surface, like a fjord, etc.

Maybe the underwater bit is concave, driving the wave on that hillside
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