About 100 miles west of San Diego
, out in the middle of nowhere, lies a spot that generates the largest surfable waves on the planet. The Cortez Bank rises from deep water
to within 6 feet of the surface as Bishop Rock. This spot took a big 65 foot bite out of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in 1985. It nailed one of the boats in my yacht club during a Round Bishop Rock race
two years ago. Sailing along in a light fog
, and light wind
, at 3AM, they were thrown on their beam ends with no warning. Fortunately, all the companionway
boards were in and the hatch
closed, and all on watch were secured. Folks inside got rousted pretty violently, as well.