Underway just a few miles offshore of Carolina Beach with the tide changing it was pretty rough. I think the water is shallow here which probably adds to the waves being choppy but the tide swing probably had more to do with it than anything. I was tempted to stand out on the gunwale (that's what I call it) and shoot up toward the bow in the spray but there's no way I could have held on with just one hand. So I settled for safe.
I was just informed by one of my helpful and cheery photo reviewers that the photo below doesn't look rough at all so you have to take my word for it. :-)