Matthew Hartman was at the point of proposing to his girlfriend Lis, when a giant wave rushed in from the ocean and swept the couple completely off their feet.
They were completely engulfed and ended up back on Laguna Beach, where Lis, happy but wet, accepted Matthew Hartman’s offer. Fortunately, the whole thing was caught on video.
Matthew Hartman had started the romantic interlude on November 21, by playing Lis a song he had written.
He then shocked his fiancée by removing a ring from his pocket and dropping to one knee on a rocky outcrop on the Californian shoreline.
Small waves had previously been lapping at the edge of the picture but these are replaced by a huge breaker which takes both Lis and Matthew by complete surprise.
After the enormous wave has washed the couple back to shore, Matthew Hartman quickly checks the engagement ring is still safe on his hand before helping his life partner out of the foam.
As Lis wrote on the YouTube posting of their dramatic proposal video: “Soaking wet, I quickly jumped up and said YES!”
The ring was saved, neither person was injured and Matthew Hartman got the answer he hoped for.