The tourist, who was not identified, reportedly escaped with only cuts and bruises.
Probably safe to say that they never do it again.
A tourist in Bali seems to have escaped serious injury after being struck by a huge wave while posing for a photo along the rocky coast of Nusa Lembongan island, a video going viral on Chinese social media shows.
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The woman, who was not identified, was posing for a picture with her arms spread and her back to the water as the powerful wave swelled behind her and beat against the cliffs appears to knock the woman off her feet.
The short clip, which was shared by the Chinese news outlet People’s Daily, ends with the audience screaming.
Miraculously, the woman survived the ordeal with only injuries, according to Shanghaiist. Later images shows the tourist, still soaked, with what looks like a gash in her shoulder, and a bruise on her elbow.
The site where the incident allegedly happened, a cove on the Balinese Island of Nusa Lembongan is famous for the huge waves that crash against the rocks. The spot also has the nickname “the Devil’s Tears,” after the mist that hangs in the air after surfing, News.com.au reports.
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At least one previous traveller has also warned of the dangers of the Devil’s Tears on TripAdvisor, the tell potential travelers that while there is a warning in the car park, there was little else to warn tourists of potential dangers, at least with effect from the end of 2018.
“We were there a week ago and there are no warning signs that any area outside the immediate vicinity of the parking lot is very dangerous,” wrote TripAdvisor user. “We came out of the Dream Beach walk along the cliffs to Sandy Bay beach. Nowhere near the edges, but a giant wave swept our children against the rocks for which our [10 years] son to be taken to hospital with serious lacerations requiring multiple stitches,” the user added.
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“Apparently there is a warning on the parking lot, but we have never seen/passed.”