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Surfer Almost Becomes Lunch For Whale – VIDEO

Surfer Almost Becomes Lunch For Whale – VIDEO

A very close encounter for a surfer with a humpback whale – it all happened near Santa Cruz, California, earlier this week.

Nature is awesome!

Photo Credit: Cornforth Images

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1:05PM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Well that's unexpected! :) Amazing footage!

8:24AM PST on Nov 30, 2011

thanks for sharing :)

11:23AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

Scarry sight!! Too close for comfort.

3:51AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

wow

9:55PM PST on Nov 9, 2011

too close of an encounter for me, even if there were no danger!!!

10:37PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Past Member, I'll say that I "echo" that sentiment about most Care.2's articles, and the "factualness" (is that a word?) of their content. It mirrors The National Enquirer, well, actually The Enquirer is often more factual.

I started reading articles a long time ago when I tried to sign a petition that had come into my e-mail's IN BOX, and then started getting newsletters. Many came across as just not "mainstream" news, so I thought I was getting "info" that just hadn't made TV. There ARE a few articles that are worthwhile, and I've met some very nice people in here that I've become online friends with. I'm just sad that the writers' can't be a bit more professional, and seem to resort to "sensationalism" to attract readers.

4:44PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Look at the video carefully. There are 2 whales!

Makes sense, these guys often hunt in groups.

Hard to tell but it does look like the wakes do affect the double kayak. The camera pans away to follow the whales diving, but the eddies do seem to reach the kayak. The surfer very sensibly moves behind it too.

11:54AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

I agree with you Miriam N. The tabloid affectations of Care2 articles insults my intelligence and I am losing interest in this newsletter rapidly. Where is the integrity?

7:18AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

Awesome video!

12:31AM PST on Nov 8, 2011

WOW!

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