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 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.