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One of the concerns when planning a Gulf Stream crossing is the appearance of Elephants – steep, closely-spaced, shear-faced waves formed when strong winds oppose swift current, such as in the Gulf Stream or Molokai Channel. From the side, these waves look like a parade of circus elephants marching trunk to tail. Sometimes referred to as square elephants or square waves.

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