A shocking video has captured the terrifying moment when a boat was completely crushed by an enormous wave in Indonesia.
Thankfully the boat was unmanned and no one was injured in the incident.
The scary clip shows the small boat floating on incredibly choppy seas under a grey and threatening sky near Sumatra, Indonesia.
As the vessel moves forward a giant wave begins to swell. The wall of water moves higher and higher above the little boat. The boat is thrust upwards until the prow is pointing right up to the sky.
Nias Island is located in the northwest corner of is the largest in a string of islands west of Sumatra called the Barrier Islands.
The island has been dubbed a surfers paradise because of its very high waves which can reach 1-12 feet.
Ryan “Chachi” Craig told Surfer.com: “Around mid-morning, the boat lost its anchor or whatever and started drifting into the lineup.
Watch the small boat battling the waves!
Video Credit: Daniel Kalemasi
“Everyone started paddling away with some determination to get anywhere they could other than where the impact zone was, because if a bigger set came and everyone got caught inside there would’ve been a really bad situation.
“Then it just got sucked in. That wasn’t even a set wave and it still obviously just got destroyed. The lips are legit 6 feet thick out there right now.”
Indonesia has recently hit headlines due to the repeated eruptions of Mount Agung in Bali.
And last week Mount Anak Krakatau – a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra – also erupted.
The Indonesian volcano known as the “child” of the legendary Krakatau spewed a plume of ash high into the sky as molten lava streamed down from its summit.
Anak Krakatau emerged from the ocean half a century after Krakatau’s deadly 1883 eruption.
The volcano sprung to life on July 16 at the 4.51pm local time (10.51am BST) for 44 seconds.
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