Sounds like you made the best of a tough situation!
I can't imagine whitecaps at Bahia Honda, the most I'd seen were little lake waves lapping the shoreline when I was there. The jacks by the bridge were a score!
Thanks for providing the detailed information, I am sure someone down the road will benefit from your ability to adapt to the conditions and have a great time.
I'll bet you have a new appreciation for key lime pie