Here's what NOT to do when admiring big waves. A beach-goer in Bonny Doon north of Santa Cruz was lucky to be rescued by a CalFire crew and he escaped without serious injuries. A high surf advisory remains in effect through Thursday. (Video courtesy Santa Cruz County)@kron4news pic.twitter.com/o4QfdvsIwf— Amy Larson (@AmyLarson25) December 31, 2019
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. — Dramatic video of a California beachgoer being swept up by a monster wave last week shows just how dangerous big waves can be.
A fierce Pacific Ocean storm off the Aleutian Islands is sending a giant swell to the Monterey Bay this week.
The video shows a man on the rocks at Bonny Doon Beach. Within 10 seconds, he’s overcome by a giant wave and falls into the bay. He was rescued by Cal Fire and California State Parks rangers.