Those people are at least 20m above sea level!!
The weather was great. Clear day, lots of sun.
Suddenly, HUGE WAVES started to break against the rocks (Check image posted below).
I tried to approach, but I was hit by one of those waves as I was crossing the street, and since I love my camera, I decided to shoot from the other side of the street.
Later that night we were told that there was a tropical storm in south Brazil.