Once they put the satillites up, everyone got a real shock as to how common the rogue waves actually were. Intitial predictions were that maybe, just maybe a rogue wave
could happen once every 10,000yrs. Then someone worked out an era in the formulae and predicted maybe a wave or two a year. That freacked out the shipping
companies and insurance
parties. When the satillites went up, they counted some number like 300 for the first year. I think all the insurance
companies are still speachless as I have not heard any result of the finding.
However, even with that number of waves possible, actually having one hit you is still like winning lotto. Want I want to know is, if you do have one hit you, do you rush to the nearest port and buy a ticket, or did you just win it by surviving ;-)
By the way, there is some interesting discussion on this subject in the archives
. A search will (should) bring up some good info.