This video is a little scary. It begins with a walk along the shore. Steve Raplee, owner of High Tide Cafe in Coos Bay, is behind the camera while the waves gently break against the rocks. He’s a smart man and spots the “sneaker wave” coming. I’m not sure I would.
This video was published by The Oregonian newspaper just this week and has now had nearly one and a half million views. People just can’t believe how the powerful wave appears from out of nowhere and how strong it is. It’s easy to imagine there would have been real trouble if any of the children or pets playing on the beach hadn’t made it to safety.
Thankfully no one was hurt.
In Pure Spirit
What do you think? Was this wave dangerous or do you think it was too shallow to really be much of a threat?