"The dog was on the ledge because he followed the owner down. The owner jumped off the ledge at China Walls," drone operator Donnie Klotz told Hawaii News Now. "The dog went down one level and was just you know looking for his owner so when the wave came the owner didn't even see the dog getting washed off."
Amazingly, after the swell subsided, the little animal can be seen emerging from the whitewater, disoriented but afloat. Fortunately, a swimmer - said to be one of the dog's owners - was able to intercept him and carry him back to shore.