Giant Wave Smashes Through Restaurant Window Soaking Diners With Glass And Seawater! And It's All On Video!
Ever notice a seaside restaurant and think to yourself, hmm, that's super close to the ocean… isn't that dangerous?
But then you just assume that they engineered the place in such a way that it didn't matter.
Well apparently momma nature likes to remind us every now and again that we don't rule the world.
Just like when people were dining at the Moby Dick Restaurant at Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf, as they filmed the incredibly rough seas, the last thing they expected was for a wave to actually join them for dinner!
But that's what happened as diner Forrest Buchanan was taking a video of the large waves.
"[I was eating] my breakfast at Moby Dick Restaurant while filming the large storm surf breaking on the pier. The swell increased with every wave that passed. I recall telling people at the table in front of me that the pier will likely be closed soon due to the high surf. One minute later, I see a set of waves approaching and pick up my smart phone to film. The video shows the wave breaking through the restaurant window. The dining room was filled with the sound of glass shattering and people screaming as a wave of water rushed over the dining room carpet. Everyone froze, including the staff. So, I rushed over to make sure there were not any major injuries. I proceeded to warn everyone of the danger that could follow with the next wave and to evacuate the room. We got the room evacuated without anymore injuries. I then looked at the manager and asked, 'Do you mind I don't pay for my breakfast and move on?"'
Ha! We'd have said that same thing!
So glad this person was there to help as well as to take an AH-MAZING video!
While we love their snappy line in the video, "Time to go!" we'd have probably gone with something like, "Check, please!" but hey, it was spur of the moment, we get it.
Check out the crazy footage (below) to see the super wave smash the windows!