While surfing today this thread got me thinking so I also have a question. So today the swell was something like 2 feet@ 10 seconds. Now the bigger set waves seemed to be about 6-8 minutes apart. Is that a result of the swell period? My understanding is that the swell period is just the amount of time between waves at the bouy or wherever that information is being taken from. So is the time between bigger set waves a result of swell period? Or is it something entirely diffrent and caused by other conditions?