Surfer Describes Riding Out Samoa Tsunami (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The tsunami that devastated Samoa and American Samoa has left much tragedy in its wake, but this surfer was extremely lucky that he was out in the water when the giant wave hit. Listening to him describe the swells that came in and how the water was sucked off the reef as the tsunami began to land, and how the strong current just pulled them out to sea, is chilling. The fact that he and his fellow surfers, four guys from New Zealand, stayed out in deeper water while the tsunami swelled probably saved their lives.


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