In one of the most heroic accounts of  triumph from yesterday’s mega pulse that rocked Oahu, Hawaii, pro surfer Kelly Slater has allegedly played a part in rescuing a couple and their infant child from a large wave that spilled over the rail guard and onto the Kamehameha Highway.

Photographer Chris White was with his wife Sarah and their young son Van when the wave hit and caused the chaos. Acording to the story via White’s Instagram, “So thankful the surf gods denied @kellyslater today cos for whatever reason he was right there to save my wife and kid who were swept across a road by a freak wave today. Forever grateful to the great man and so thankful my family is alive and safe 👊🏼 ❤️💙 Thanks to all the lifeguards too who saved many lives today.”

White, who is not a stranger to the ocean, being an expert bodyboarder and photog from Australia, was nevertheless grateful to Kelly for being in the right place at the right time.

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