HALF MOON BAY, California - With more paddle boards in the water the more encounters there seems to be with the creatures that call the rivers, lakes, and oceans home. From hugging manatees, to spinner dolphins, to big and beautiful whales. Some encounters are mellow and fun and some are downright sketchy, as seen in the video below.
This most recent encounter was caught from two different angles and boy does it look like an adrenaline pumping time. The video here shows paddler Viviana Guzman and friend paddle boarding in Half Moon Bay, California, when all of a sudden a humpback whale literally pops up next to Viviana to grab a bite of food. Pretty nuts. Watch it all happen below.
One interesting thing to note is that Viviana plays the flute and claims that when she plays it out on the water that they come. Check it out!
Watch more SUP videos with whales HERE.