It was very fortuitous that our instruments were there to measure the wave in the first place and even more fortuitous that they survived the storm.

We would see 50 or more waves. It turned out that during one of these periods of recording, the biggest crest-peak wave that we measured was 91 feet.

So when there were reports of an 80-foot (24-meter) wave striking an oil platform, they called it a rogue wave. We think it wasn't a rogue wave.