A standup paddler recently had quite the animal encounter when paddling off Tathra Beach in New South Wales, Australia. Two massive whales swam up next to the fortunate paddler who spent the next few minutes paddling and filming this once-in-a-lifetime encounter. As you can see, it’s an incredible moment and one more reason to always get out there and paddle — you never know what you’ll come across.


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