Expert seaman shocked by height of Teddy’s waves
The Hurricane Teddy-driven seas were the highest in almost 30 years, a veteran charter boat captain and conservationist said yesterday.
Choy Aming, also co-founder of the Bermuda Shark Project, added: “I might actually dig out some old photos to look at older hurricanes, but that was about the biggest I have seen.”
Mr Aming, 45, said: “Looking at the outer reefs, I saw the waves breaking at about 30 feet.
“When you see a 30-foot wave on the outer reef, that is a rare thing. I think I have only seen that once before.”
Mr Aming, who directed the environmental documentaries My Backyard and A Tiger's Tale, added that it was clear on Sunday that the seas on Monday would be rough. He said: “The previous day, I saw a higher than average tide.
“Add the storm surge, plus I knew that a Category 3 or 4 hurricane was bouncing back and forth for a couple of days. With those three lined up, at high tide I knew we would have some monster waves coming in.”