Kayakers have a whale of a tale

  • 15/09/2015
Kayakers have a whale of a tale

A pair of kayakers are lucky to be alive after a breaching humpback whale practically landed on top of them off the coast of California.

The kayakers were paddling through a pod of feeding whales – which can weigh between 23,000 and 36,000 kilograms – when the whale sprung out of the water, landing close to the kayakers.

So close, it looked like the kayakers had been crushed, according to people watching from a nearby boat.

The man and woman were thrown overboard during the commotion but were able to paddle back to shore with some help from other kayakers.

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