large wave Cuba
The ocean was so furious that giant waves flooded the Malecon in Havana on January 17, 2016.

Although in the middle of the ocean, such extreme weather is extrememly rare in Cuba.

Giant wave Havana
© Sergio Abel REYES REINOSO
Giant wave Havana
The storm was so strong that the stone parapet could not hold back the assault of giant waves.

wave Cuba
© Sergio Abel REYES REINOSO
As a result, parts of Havana, the capital of Cuba and some coastal distraicts were flooded.

Here a first video of these Havana's waves:


Wave Cuba
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However, some of the local residents took the storm as an adventure and started to photograph the wave standing right in the water.

Wave Cuba
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Such an extreme sea has not been seen since at least a decade.

Wave Cuba
© Sergio Abel REYES REINOSO
The power of nature and the power of the ocean is devastating and beautiful at the same time.

Wave Cuba
© Sergio Abel REYES REINOSO
The power of nature and the power of the ocean is devastating and beautiful at the same time.

Wave Cuba
© Sergio Abel REYES REINOSO