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The reason for the larger waves in the Pacific Ocean has to do with wind directions and the ocean floors. The ocean floor in the west has a sharp drop-off. This, combined with the winds blowing in from the west, causes the waves to be much larger because they are able to gain more strength. While the ocean floor in the east has a more tapered floor and the winds are blowing out from the west, therefore, making it so they are pushing against the wind.

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