Diners at the Moby Dick Restaurant in Santa Barbara, Calif., captured powerful waves that resulted from a winter storm.
"The dining room was filled with the sound of glass shattering and people screaming as a wave of water rush over the dining room carpet," witness Forrest Buchanan wrote on YouTube.
"High tide and big swell can make for some salty eggs!!," wrote witness Jill Freeland.
And here's one that was filmed straight-on:
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