Humpback Whale Nearly Swallows Paddler

Standup paddlers and whales just seem to have a natural attraction to each other. At least, that seems to be the case with recent videos of paddlers coming face-to-face with these giant mammals. However, perhaps no encounter caught on camera has been nearly as harrowing as this latest example. Paddler Viviana Guzman was out for a paddle in Half Moon Bay, CA when a humpback whale launched out of the water inches from her board. Thankfully, both the whale and Guzman were unharmed in this must-see encounter.


One paddler’s close encounter with two orca whales.

More SUP wildlife encounters caught on camera.