On this coast it’s a well known fact that in a strong South Easterly both Amble & Whitby entrances can be dangerous, however the Columbian Bar seems to take the biscuit when it comes to scary ‘landings’!
The video is of commercial fishing boats coming back from fishing off the coast of Washington and Oregon. They are crossing the Columbia Bar, which is where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean and is designated as one of the most dangerous ports of entry anywhere in the world. There are 8 to 10 deaths per year caused by inexperienced Boaters attempting to go through this area. The boats are self-righting, super low center of gravity, sealed engine compartments, basically bullet proof glass windows, double steel hulls. The Coast Guard has closed the area in the past on occasion due to waves reaching 35 to 45 feet!