Video: Paddling with Orcas in Laguna Beach

Rich German is used to paddling with marine life. He’s been stroking away off the coast of Laguna Beach every day for years, where he’s encountered everything from dolphin pods to blue whales. But it’s always been his dream to paddle with Orcas, and last week, that dream came true. The gentle giants you’ll see in this video are not the “Killers” they’re commonly perceived to be. They’re playful, friendly, engaging; they swim right under Rich’s board multiple times and pull up along side him to pose for pictures. Rich captures it all via GoPro and shares his unique experience here (no special effects necessary).

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