Paddler Encounters Humpback Whale Pod

Seeing wildlife while on the water is undoubtedly one of the perks of paddling. Whether it’s the birds flying overhead, the fish swimming below, or the occasional marine mammal checking us out–there’s just something special about paddling amongst wild animals. In this incredible video, a paddler takes that to the extreme when he finds himself in the middle of a pod of humpback whales, dolphins and sea lions off the coast of Morro Bay. The marine mammals are undoubtedly feeding, but they unknowingly give this paddler the experience of a lifetime. At one point, a whale even breaches the surface just a few feet from the paddler. Some amazing footage of one paddler’s lucky day.


Incredible drone footage of an Australian paddler’s whale encounter.

Jimi Hendrix serenades a pod of dolphins of the coast of Laguna Beach.