January 27, 2016

BEWARE: Sneaker wave near Coos Bay caught on video: ‘It would have taken anybody in its path.’

Many years ago my brother and his then-girlfriend were picnicking on the Maine coast, atop a rock 10-15 feet above the beach. My brother said he noticed a wave in the distance that looked bigger than the others. Then he looked up and it was closer and looked much bigger than the others. It nearly washed them both off the rock, and they did lose their camera and all their gear as they barely managed to cling to each other and the rock that seemed so high above the waves. This kind of thing happens occasionally, and it’s worth bearing in mind whenever you’re on the coast.

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