PLATE 1 Dan Moore surfs a 68-foot-high wave.

PLATE 2 Tsunami damage at Hilo, Hawaii, May 22, 1960.



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Extreme Waves PLATE 1 Dan Moore surfs a 68-foot-high wave. PLATE 2 Tsunami damage at Hilo, Hawaii, May 22, 1960.

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Extreme Waves PLATE 3 Bobsled in the 1998 Sydney-Hobart race. PLATE 4 Crew prepare to abandon dismasted and sinking Stand Aside .

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Extreme Waves PLATE 5 (A) A brisk sail; (B) Wind-blown wave in a storm.

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Extreme Waves PLATE 6 Tidal bore, Qiantang River, China. PLATE 7 The wreck of the Memphis in Santo Domingo (1916).

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Extreme Waves PLATE 8 U.S. Navy Indian Ocean wave forecast. PLATE 9 Tsunami flooding at Laie Point, Hawaii, March 9, 1957.

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Extreme Waves PLATE 10 Man caught in tsunami, Phuket, Thailand, December 26, 2004. PLATE 11 Tsunami-damaged bungalow, Koh Phi Phi Island, December 26, 2005.

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Extreme Waves PLATE 12 Wave victim on the Agulhas Coast, South Africa. PLATE 13 Freighter in a typhoon, North Pacific.

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Extreme Waves PLATE 14 Merchant vessel Winter Water fights heavy seas from tropical storm Georgette, Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 28, 1980. PLATE 15 North Pacific Ocean storm waves as seen from M/V Nobel Star, winter, 1989.