The wave lost momentum after travelling 400 m
Curiously at about this point the surging water lost its momentum. Trails of debris and hollows that are still filled with water show that the water turned westward and flowed more passively along the hollows between old beach ridges and eventually out to sea.
Father Otton and the group that had gathered with him at the boat landing were saved. Water came through to the boat landing but was below knee height.
Houses near the boat landing and northward to the road and westward to Maindroin were undamaged.
Although the worst seemed to have passed and many houses were intact, the group were unsettled by the continuing earth tremors and fearful of another wave.
They took boats and headed a kilometre inland to the hills at Olbrum, where they camped for the night.