you really need to buy some cheap Point and Shoot. So that you can show the goods.
There are certain spots that amp the swell size/wave size, but claiming Chest high this am with high tide around 8 to 9, sunrise at...after 7:15am,...and then a dropping tide for the whole entire morning,...well it sounds like you do not know what chest high is. Clean yes, it was, but at most knee high in OC and FI. The chances of anything north of FI being that much larger would be equal to a freak event. Only two spots that double wave sizes on any consistent basis around here, and you may have been at one of those, but really? 5 Feet, man you have got to be full of it. Barely 3 foot at most......and that is east coast 3 feet, which is knee high 99% of the time.
Oh I forgot, you are the one that posted the small and gutless pic,..it is all good, hope you had fun, really. But 3 to 5 feet is a BS report.
OK. I might have been exaggerating a bit. The sets where chest high. Otherwise it was waist to stomach.
Also, there is no reason to buy a camera to take pictures just to prove how good a session was. All I was doing was responding to DPR.
About the photo I posted. I am not going to get a $1000+ camera just to sit on the beach and wait for set waves, to take pictures of. I would rather be out there. I am sorry that you didn't appreciate a simple photo of a structurally perfect wave.