Talk about a wipe out. Three guys cruising a 35-foot Donzi powerboat in some choppy waters were captured jumping clear over a wave around Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Pete Koff, 41, witnessed this jump here is what he had to say – “I saw the powerboat sitting out on the water in the biggest swell of the year,” Koff said. “The waves were 20 feet high, and I thought to myself, ‘that’s a really bad place to be sitting.’ I have been surfing for 15 years on Ocean Beach and I have never seen anyone there.”
At first he kept filming his buddy surfing, but when the boat went by, he turned his camera toward it for about 30 seconds—and caught a wild moment. As the boat climbed one huge wave after another, it reached a 20-foot-high crest while the driver accelerated, trying to ramp over it. The boat climbed the giant wave at a 45-degree angle and jumped entirely out of the water. Koff can be heard expressing his amazement, gambling that at least one of the boaters had broken a bone.
And it turned out he wasn’t too far from the truth. One of the three seamen was thrown from his seat when the boat splashed back into the ocean with such force it actually split the boat down the middle. Fortunately, the three men were able to reach land, and the injured passengers were taken to the hospital where they were treated for broken bones and bruising.