WATCH: Massive wave crashes over Hawaii wedding celebration


Guests at a Hawaii wedding got soaked after a massive wave crashed into the ceremony. Dillon and Riley Murphy Told KHON that they feared their outdoor wedding on the Big Island would be rained by Tropical Storm Darby.

While the rain stayed away for the Murphys’ big day, Darby created choppy seas and several big waves.

“And as Dillon said, Riley said, “we were so worried about the remnants of Darby and we were like, ‘Are we going to get rain?’ But I never really considered the fact that the high waves could also have an impact on our marriage.”

One of these waves came out of the ocean and slammed into the retaining wall, sending guests to safety.

“And we were kind of when we were going to start moving a few things around and, yeah, this big wall just came up,” Dillon said. “And luckily there was no food in any of the containers, the cake luckily made it.”

The Murphys told the news station that no one was hurt, and everyone got rid of the rogue wave and continued having fun.

“We didn’t have a dance floor, but nobody seemed to care, at the end of the night we were all like dancing in the mud, and it was amazing,” Riley said.

“Yeah, that was awesome,” Dillon added.

“Maybe even more memorable than if it hadn’t happened,” Riley said.

The Murphys’ wedding was the only part of the island to see massive waves wash ashore. Residents of a coastal housing estate witnessed a wave of water crashing onto the roof of several two-story buildings.

“My apartment was hit the first time and flooded everything. The apartments downstairs from mine were completely wiped out and very badly damaged. Luckily everyone is safe,” Isabelle Sloane Told KFVE.


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