I love to watch the waves of Lake Michigan hit various breakwaters up and down the coast of Lake Michigan. I recall Dave Norris once telling me of his experiences in Highland Park, Illinois, during winter storms as the power of Lake Michigan would ram into that breakwater sending flumes of water high into the sky.
That is similar to how it is in Ludington, Michigan, as sometimes the waves are so high that it makes walking on that breakwater most dangerous especially further out onto that location. But it is fascinating to watch as the waves roar into the breakwater sending water high into the sky. Now I know how they clean the windows of that lighthouse far out onto the breakwater.