8 - 10m waves, you go up the windward side of the wave then coming out of the sheltered trough get hit by the full force of the wind
just as you are tipping leeward down the leeward side and if you're lucky get a push from the top of the wave breaking against your hull
as well. I felt the inertia of the rather heavy boat reduced the knock-down effect of the gust and wave smack but no help regarding the slope of the wave surface.
Seemed to me that righting moment was helped by three things:
1. Short duration of the hit from the wave.
2. Reduced windage as you drop into the trough.
surface becoming less steep as you surf into the trough.