One of the phrases I use to describe sea kayaking is, "we punch holes in waves". While most of the time it's more accurate to say that we glide up and over waves, or edge into them and let them roll underneath, when it gets choppy there are plenty of times when the bow will just poke right into an oncoming wave, like a knife into a balloon.
Yesterday, paddling the trail from Inwood down to Pier 96, some headwinds kicked up some nice waves for a bit. Sure enough, the Argonaut punched right through them.
One one wave though, I watched the water run up along the foredeck and ramp up the slope of the cockpit - splashing right into my eyes. So, I won't be taunting the water any time soon. It fights back.