What is pictured below is somewhat "mild." It's not unusual to have spray going over the pilothouse when transitting the steep chop in the San Francisco estuary (here, somewhere in the Carquinez Strait with the spray only reaching the pilothouse windows, while moving less than hullspeed). Winds from the east had built up waves against the flooding tide moving toward the east. It's one thing or the other. Normally, it's the opposite with westerly winds against an ebb tide.