Tsunami The “Impossible” Ride

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Felipe Pomar and friend Petey Block were waiting to paddle out for exercise on the morning of October 3, 1974. Suddenly everything around them began to tremble, nearby houses collapse: earthquake. Felipe and Petey decide to paddle out and quickly find something is terribly wrong with the ocean. Paddling for their lives to make shore safely, did Felipe and Petey ride a tsunami wave that day?