Wave crashes through California seaside restaurant

A big wave crashed into a Santa Barbara restaurant over the weekend, breaking through the window and shocking patrons.

And the terrifying moment was all caught on video by customers.

The video shows the wave coming towards the restaurant and breaking right through the glass, sending restaurant patrons into a panic

According to the Los Angeles Times, no injuries were reported and patrons at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Sterns Wharf were immediately evacuated from the dining room after the wave hit.

“Some of my customers got wet,” restaurant manager Gerry Mora told the Times. “Thank goodness no one got hurt or cut by the glass.”

Mora recalled the ordeal happening very quickly. He told the Times he was working on the waiting list when he heard “screaming and shouting,” and one of his servers ran from the back of the restaurant saying, “The window’s broke, the window’s broke.”

The video clearly shows the wave approaching and the first thing you hear on the video before it hits is a patron saying, “Here comes another one. Duck!”

Mora also told the Times that an earlier wave probably damaged the pier, knocking a piece of wood free from the wharf. The wood might have broken the glass when the second wave hit.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the restaurant boarded up the broken window and reopened on Sunday.


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