When this owner of a Donzi 43 ZR found himself in the midst of a tall set of waves off the coast of California last year, he decided the wisest course of action was to gun his engines and point his bow towards the closest incoming wave.
It did not go well.
Check out this video, shot by Pete Koff, that shows what happens when you throttle a million-dollar speedboat capable of hitting triple digits, and launch it 40 feet in the air.
(Note: The video has a few mild swears.)
Forty feet of air time later, this was the result:
It’s a miracle that no one was seriously hurt. That was a hard fall.
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