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December 15, 2007|By Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

Dennis Smith of Nottingham says he's noticed 6- and 8-foot wave heights listed below for Ocean City and Assateague. He's spent many summers body-surfing out there and says, "The chance of seeing waves that size is almost non-existent. ... What's up?" Our data providers can't afford to post spotters on the beach with rulers and cell phones, so they use an offshore data buoy 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May (Buoy 44009 at www.ndbc.noaa.gov). It's rougher out there.

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