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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/03/woman-filming-intense-waves-captures-moment-one-breaks-through-restaurant-window/

Woman Filming Intense Waves Captures Moment One Breaks Through Restaurant Window
Mar. 3, 2014 9:30pm Liz Klimas   

Patrons of a California restaurant might have felt safe enjoying the violent waves churned up by an intense storm at beachside restaurant over the weekend — that is, until one actually broke through the glass. In another incident the same day, a rogue wave actually swept one employee into the water.

Those sitting in Moby Dick on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara County were filming the waves striking the building from their tables when one slammed into the window.



“Here comes another one!” Jill Freeland said, taking video with her cellphone from the restaurant Saturday.

Somewhat prophetically, she added “duck” right before the wave broke through the glass.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tpJTOKWVks" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tpJTOKWVks</a>



Patrons screamed, dishes clashed and Freeland said, “time to go.”

Here is video from another angle:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjw-2nx2dHE" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjw-2nx2dHE</a>


“The swell increased with every wave that passed. I recall telling people at the table in front of me, 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 smartphone to film,” Forrest Buchanan posted on YouTube.

The restaurant was evacuated after the incident.

About 10 miles away, another wave caused more serious problems for a restaurant and its employees. When a manager with the Beachside Bar-Cafe on Goleta Pier ran to warn others who were securing outdoor furniture, he was  swept into the ocean.

This employee, identified by KEYT-TV as Simon, was dragged about 100 feet by the wave before he was able to grab onto the pier.

“They pulled him out. He was just in shock and just covered in sand. He said he was doing alright, but you could tell he was really pale and just freaked out,” Joseph Barker, a floor manager at the restaurant, told the news station.

Simon suffered a dislocated shoulder, while other employees had only minor scrapes.

“What we are seeing here is what I call is the perfect storm. We’ve got high tides, huge surf and a lot of rain. And what that creates is a lot of havoc and destruction along the coast side,” John Ledbetter told KEYT.

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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perhaps these restaurants should be investing in aquarium grade plexiglass for their surf-side windows?

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I was surprised they were so flimsy, particularly since this part of the coast is prone to big wave damage during winter storms...
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Thank God no one was seriously hurt.  That could easily have killed someone.

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Thank God no one was seriously hurt.  That could easily have killed someone.


Yep.......... I'm surprised the pier was still open. 

This is a SoCal pier during the big storms the winter of 1983 -

« Last Edit: March 03, 2014, 11:06:09 PM by Rapunzel »
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This isn't all that unusual in SoCal in the winter...

Malibu area and up the coast toward Santa Barbara are actually more protected than further south, but once in a while they get slammed bigtime....

Here's a good synopsis of prior storms in the area.......

http://www.malibucomplete.com/mc_hazards_floods.php


http://articles.latimes.com/1988-01-21/news/we-37636_1_malibu-residents

But 1983 was a bad year in the SW..... between winter storms flooding the coastal areas and an active hurricane season that summer in the Pacific it flooded California up and down the coast and all the way out to Four Corners and into Colorado - causing so much flooding it almost took out the entire dam system on the Colorado River.

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-01-21/news/we-37636_1_malibu-residents


             
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Waitress, where is my damn water?
« Last Edit: March 04, 2014, 02:16:38 PM by NavyCanDo »
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Waitress, where is my damn water?

:bigsilly:

careful what you ask for, right?

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Waitress, where is my damn water?
Waiter, is this fish fresh?

Direct from the ocean, sir.

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Map of Stearns Wharf. Moby Dick Restaurant is #15, well out onto the pier.

http://www.stearnswharf.org/docs/WharfDirectoryMap.pdf
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I was surprised they were so flimsy, particularly since this part of the coast is prone to big wave damage during winter storms...

Also, it sounded like real glass instead of safety glass, but that may have been dishes breaking.
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Also, it sounded like real glass instead of safety glass, but that may have been dishes breaking.

Possibly both.  The way the Wharf is shaped the waves should break (as a rule) away from the restaurant.   
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Hope nobody got hurt is the most important thing.
 
Notice how calm the waitress was? She was actually giggling.
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