By Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:56 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 16:25 GMT, 1 January 2020
A beach reveller in California was issued a stark reminder for just how powerful the ocean can be when he was swept up by a monstrous wave and pulled into stormy waters.
In dramatic video captured of the incident, a man can be seen walking along the rocks at Bonny Doon Beach in Santa Cruz when suddenly a towering wave forms behind him.
Turning around and noticing the advancing danger, the man can be seen bracing as the wave thumps against the rock, knocking him off his feet and sweeping him up into the air like a ragdoll.
In dramatic video captured of the incident, a man can be seen walking