User talk:DM8954/Wave Propulsion Louvers
Waves are actually quite fast; see this. Given enough time the waves accelerate to wind speed. The example calculating 56 km/h (35 mph) doesn't seem absurd, and that's pretty fast for a large structure.
Btw, couldn't the same system be used to capture wave energy by creating windmills where the blades use louvers to only be affected by water in the right direction? (See also Panemone) Joep 18:48, 23 March 2009 (UTC)