XXL Billabong Wow! Check out the pictures and video on this site of some surfing in waves as much as five stories high - impressive!
2006: Year of the Big Waves
Discovery.com reports that 2006 has been a year of unusually large waves, and that there may be a connection to shifting global climate.
Also, on a side note - check out the side bar - if you've never played with the silly/fun stuff, come on, you know you want to - it's fun! I added a few - a different Elvish name generator, and the addicting baby name wizard. If you have some favorites to go there let me know - I suppose santasez is a contender, but I don't know if it is up year-round.