If you've never heard of a waterspout, it's a big column of water that forms over the ocean, and looks like a TORNADO.
It's not actually sucking up water into the clouds though, it's just a column of condensation. But they CAN become a weak tornado when they hit land.
And some guy got awesome footage of one in Tampa Bay earlier this week. Mainly because he ran from his house straight TOWARD the thing.
(Search for "Spectacular Waterspout in Tampa Bay." It did eventually hit land and damage a house, but there were no injuries. It looks really cool at 2:15 in the second video.) (CAUTION: Lots of profanity from the knuckleheads filming.)