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  Allow me to split the hair
  Posted by: carldelo on Jun-13-13 1:01 PM (EST)

Just to be 100% accurate, fetch is a measure of distance, not time. Of course that can be translated to time = fetch / wind velocity.

But willi is right, longer fetch equals a longer time for the wind to transfer scary amounts of energy into a steadily building wave state. Being at the end of a long fetch with a steady wind can be bad medicine...

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