And it recently hit too close to home when I was fishing in a sailfish tournament off Palm Beach, Florida. The seas were 5 to 8 feet, the wind was blowing about 20 knots out of the northeast, and it was cold, so I had on my full set of Grundéns. When I hooked a sailfish, the captain started to back down up-sea, and it wasn’t long before the cockpit was full of water. As the boat rocked, the water surged over to my side of the boat and lifted me up and almost over the side. It felt like the wave of water had caught my bibs and lifted me, even with my boots full of water! To be honest, in all my years fishing I don’t remember ever being in a cockpit with that much water. I felt very uncomfortable with the situation, and I thought the captain should have turned the boat around and chased the fish with the bow going into the sea.