Be aware that travelling with the wave can be very dangerous if you are moving too slowly. The stern will be held down in the water by the engine and if the waves are travelling faster than the boat , they could swamp the boat .
Also ,sometimes the boat will Surf with the wave - this can be a bit unnerving if it catches you by surprise.
When travelling with the wave , it pays to keep an eye on what's coming behind you too.
Hairiest experience I ever had in a boat was a 'straight downwind' affair. It was getting off Chew Valley Res of all places. Unforecast 50 mph winds came up the Bristol Channel while we were out. We were in the shelter of Villace Bay, but had to travel straight down the wind to get back to the dock. The boat sat in the trough all the way back, going at the exact same speed as the wave, with a standing crest about 4 feet above my boat partner's head, behind the engine! Of course he's looking forwards and couldn't see it, but I'm facing the stern and couldn't take my eyes off it!
We had to get turned to get in at the back of the dock when we got to it - thankfully it was out of the worst of it, but it was still a struggle to get docked and get the boat unloaded, what with waves breaking over the pontoon...