Crazy Video WATCH: Man Flies Overboard When Massive Wave Slams Boat
As a pro surfer, Mark Healey is used to wiping out. But he never thought he'd experience anything like this.
Incredible footage shows Healey on a fishing boat off the coast of California when a massive wave crashes into the vessel. Healey goes flying off the deck and into the water.
Healey, who was amazingly OK after the epic wipeout, explained on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that it was a split second decision for him to leap for it when he saw the boat was going to be slammed by the wave.
"Typically, in a potential maritime disaster, the best idea is to stay with the boat," Healey said. "But I really didn't feel like getting smashed around like an ice cube in a shaker, so I looked to my friends to the left and right of me and just told them, 'I don't know about you guys, but I'm jumping.'"
Luckily, Healey was fine after his leap of faith and the boat wasn't capsized by the wave.
"My friends on the jet skis who picked me up were like basically crying laughing at me," Healey said. "I came up pretty much dying laughing, and then I checked to make sure everybody was OK on the boat. There was some damaged equipment - soaked cameras - but everybody was pretty much in good shape."
The incident occurred in December, but is going viral now because it's up for Wipeout of the Year at the XXL Big Wave Awards.
Watch the crazy video below.
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