Video: Huge Wave Crashes Into Restaurant, Breaks Windows
This is truly the stuff of nightmares: You're eating a lovely brunch at a beautiful, beachside restaurant, when a wave crashes through the window.
Video taken at the Moby Dick Restaurant at Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf shows a wave break the windows Saturday morning, soaking screaming customers, the Santa Barbara Independent reported. Diner Forrest Buchanan, who took the video, said no one was seriously injured.
"Time to go," indeed!
Here's how it went down, in Buchanan's words:
“[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 the anymore injuries. I then looked at the manager and asked, 'Do you mind I don't pay for my breakfast and move on?"'
See Angelenos? Rainpocalypse isn't just affecting us.
Here's another video of the same thing, just in case that first one wasn't scary enough.