Watch This Paddleboarder’s Insane Close Encounter With a Humpback Whale

While paddle boarding off the Jersey Shore this past weekend, Brian Shea captured footage of his extremely close encounter with a humpback whale. The New Jersey resident told NBC New York that he took his board out on Saturday in the hopes of seeing a humpback in the water after witnessing a couple of the mammals feeding near the beach recently. He stated that the conditions for whale watching were excellent. Bringing his GoPro with him while paddle boarding, Shea noticed the whale swimming roughly twenty feet from his board. All of a sudden, the humpback broke through the surface immediately next to him. “With regards to Saturday’s really close encounter, I was more in awe than afraid as I’ve gotten used to being so close to them and view the entire experience as something I’m so fortunate to see in nature,” he said. His daughter, however, explained that she Continue reading "Watch This Paddleboarder’s Insane Close Encounter With a Humpback Whale"