Gary, yes it was good fun yesterday, as we went up some of the longer waves, I'd accelerate, and then on the other side, there'd be nothing, and then a nice little drop into the water below. I wasn't doing stupid speeds, since anything over 20knots would have left us a good 2 metres in the air for sure with the prop out the water too. Thankfully, the Humber likes to stick to the water, so we didn't get much flight time
The swell seems to be like that at sea, but in the river, it's all short sharp chop, which as you say can bring the boat up at some nice angles indeed.
Here's a few pics of the storms we had on Friday with the 80mph winds
The boats/barge here are not small, but they're moving around quite a bit - unfortunately, I was about half a second too early with this shot, cos after that, the tug on the right went right down, and was completely engulfed in water...