Paddling With Humpback Whales
Over the weekend, Nikolas Pattantyus was watching a pod of whales from the beach in New Jersey and decided to venture out on his paddleboard for a closer look. He got up close and personal with the humpbacks while they were feeding. Not sure I would willingly paddle into a group of whales like that, you could be asking for trouble. The video caption says it all … “Warm, sunny skies with light winds made for ideal conditions to paddle offshore and watch these humpback whales gorge themselves on bunker. I had more than a few hair-raising experiences out there. Filmed in Stone Harbor, NJ between Stone Harbor Point and 90th St. on 12/6 and 12/7. I saw 4 different whales (2 on 12/6 which makes up the first half of the vid, and 2 on 12/7 for the second half) but only got quality footage from one whale each day. For the most part, the whales were 1-2 miles offshore but the encounter at the end of the video happened about 4 miles offshore.” Just keep in mind of you ever decide to do this it can be very dangerous, you are in their house, not the other way around.