I hope this is the right sub forum, if not you can put it in another, but i thougt because it inflicts Travel it would be fitting here.
Because i don´t know how many here, know what a Freak wave is i will explain it first.
A Freak Wave is an wave of unnormal form and size. She can get more than 25 meters high, some was counted as 30 meters. They have not the form of normals waves, they are a Wall of water with an deep valley before them. There power is extraordinary.
In the 20th century, at least the beginning, no one believed in them but in the second half the scientist found out they are existing, just like the many sailors said. Also they found out that they are other than the normal linear waves, not linear, they can come from nowhere and you just realize them when they are big. Normally they come over deep waters, so Pacific and Atlantic most and the cape of good Hope.
So they are very dangerous, and no boat or ship who know travels on the ocean is safe from them. Nor do they have a protection against them. I don´t know one at least. Some ships could resist a wave like this, with look. I have heard from one that was struck by a wave, lost all its electronic technic and all his motors, but could repair one motor in time to safe the ship from sinking. But thats Luck.
So i want to aks you. Do you travel often on the sea? Have you maybe seen such a wave? And do you fear the water know?