Expert seaman shocked by height of Teddy’s waves

  • Wave power: first-time visitors Chelsea and Patrick, from New York, observe the damage of Elbow Beach’s public beach steps caused by Hurricane Teddy (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Wave power: first-time visitors Chelsea and Patrick, from New York, observe the damage of Elbow Beach’s public beach steps caused by Hurricane Teddy (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)


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.”

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Published Sep 24, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Sep 24, 2020 at 12:32 pm)

Expert seaman shocked by height of Teddy’s waves

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