When you are on passage and in seas as shown in these images, you want to know all you can about wave size, direction, wind strength, location and how long these conditions are going to last in your area of the ocean that you are sailing.
|Classic yacht Owl sailing in big swell|
PredictWind have now combined their forecast data with ocean current data and by accounting for the effect of wind on swells, can give more accurate swell forecasts.
|Large swell sailing|
Images and video courtesy YouTube
You can read much more about sailing in heavy weather conditions in my book 'Sailing Adventures in Paradise' downloadable from my website www.sailboat2adventure.com