Originally Posted by DeepFrz
Waves could also be wind against current
, that would cause them to build pretty quickly.
Yes, this could be the case but it was not the case in this case. There is hardly any current there.
Also, strong undercutting current tends to make the waves break, which in turn limits their height.
A 'monster' wave reported some time ago in the Gulf of Lyon was assessed to be 8 meter. The place where the VOR got damage is, in comparison, a lake.
The whole VOR site is full of such gems, like some sailors calling others 'a good programme'. I bet when 'programmes' and 'projects' go sailing, the medial probability of a monster wave raises exponentially.