Video | SUP Couple vs. Orca Feeding Frenzy

SUP gives outdoor enthusiasts a chance to get up close and personal with nature…sometimes, maybe even a little too close and personal. The beauty of SUP—the low impact on its surroundings and near undetectability in the view of sea creatures—can find paddlers in phenomenal and precarious situations alike, often at no fault of their own. For example, this couple was merely expecting to go for a peaceful paddle along the scenic and densely-wooded shoreline of a northwestern forest. See some fish, birds, maybe even a deer in the forest. Instead, they found themselves in the midst of an killer whale feeding frenzy.

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Inclement weather is whole different animal standup paddlers. Case and point: Casper Steinfath’s epic survival adventure on California’s Lost Coast.