To be honest, the first thing you need to know in when to stay put.
The vid is extreme and anyone thinking of "making your way home" in that needs to think again.
If you are thinking "is this too much for me?" then the answer is yes, stay put and wait or find a different way home. 99% of the time the boat will out last you, the question is very rarely "can the boat take it?".
Upwind as your vid suggests can cause the issue illustrated, but you are in just as much danger if you run down the back of a big wave and stuff the nose of the boat, it can pivot on the bow and roll as the following wave overtakes.
I would suggest taking some advanced training, if you can find some one who is flexible to wait for the "correct" weather you'll learn a lot.
I did similar in a 15 dell quay dory launching in surf (Little haven, Pembs) for the Regatta's, Mad Mackerel Race when i was 14, luckilly we washed back on to the beach and no one was hurt, flipped the boat back over and re launched, but were too late to catch enough fish
I've also buried the nose of 1 or 2 boats in my time, the "green room" is a pretty, but concerning place to be :P
Tim @ Griffin Marine
gets my vote if you need some pointers.