Well that’s a little too close for comfort!
A New Zealand man by the name of Luke Reilly was out paddleboarding a couple days ago when all of a sudden he turned around and saw an Orca whale creeping up on him (video below)!
He recalls that morning hearing there were Orca’s in the water, so he snagged his GoPro and headed out about 200m offshore at about 9:30am when the whale appeared out of nowhere. He remembers thinking:
“I was a bit nervous thinking, ‘what’s this guy going to do?’
All of a sudden the orca bit the back of his board and he didn’t know what else to do so he yelled at the whale! Let’s be real, we LOVE Free Willy, but it doesn’t mean we want a close up experience with one of these animals. They’re called Killer Whales for a reason!
Ch-ch-check out the video of the close encounter for yourself (below)!