It is crucial for the mankind to develop clean renewable energy sources. Ocean energy is one of the candidates being a huge, yet unexploited renewable energy source on the Earth. Preliminary surveys show that marine power has a potential to supply a significant part of the future energy needs. Hence all the researches done in the field of the wave energy conversion should be of real interest. In this paper the wave energy potential of the Black Sea near the Romanian coasts, a possible power take off system to be set up here, respectively a comparative study on two possible linear generators to be used in such wave energy power converters will be presented.