Yesterday, I saw a fatal accident in the sea in the news. A bather on a sandy beach was washed away by the high waves.
Last week, an angler died. The angler who was fishing on the rocky shore was washed away by the high waves.
I feel sorry for them. I think they also had family and loved ones. They were out of luck.
Is it luck?
Yes, I think so.
That’s wrong. They weren’t out of luck. They didn’t know too much about the waves. This time, I will talk about the knowledge of surfers about the fatal accident of high waves.
Waves are created by nature. Your expectation is useless
Don’t underestimate nature. Nature has much greater power than humans. But many forget about it. Or you are supposed to know the power of nature.
Waves are created by nature. Therefore, the waves are not always the same size. At any given time, waves may be higher than you expected.
When I’m surfing, I’m sometimes surprised by the very high waves.
Surfers spend a lot of time at sea. Therefore, many surfers know the power of nature. However, bathers do not usually go to the sea. So they can’t pay attention to the power of nature.
How about an angler?
Anglers spend a lot of time on the shore. I think anglers know the ocean better than bathers. However, there are constant accidents in which anglers are swept away by the waves and die. They would have predicted it would be safe. But human predictions are useless. Nature always exceeds human expectations.
It is natural that high waves are mixed
The waves are coming constantly, but their heights are not always the same. Probabilistically, once in 100 times (once in about 8 minutes), a wave with a height of 1.5 times comes.
Once in 1000 times (once in a little over an hour), a wave with twice the height comes. Since this is a probability theory, it does not mean that “it’s okay for a while because the big wave just came”.
I think it is a good number for surfers.
Fatal accidents are not limited to high wave days. Don’t think it’s okay because the sea is calm. No one knows when the high waves will come.Both swimming and fishing are very enjoyable leisure activities. However, the sea is in constant danger. Be careful and have fun.
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