We’ve seen both surfers and kayakers have all sorts of encounters when in the water, although not many have seen a Kayak lifted out of the water by a Whale with people still in it. Those in this kayak had a totally new type of whale close encounter, and one we’re sure they’ll never forget for the rest of their lives.
The two kayakers were just off the coast of Argentina, near the city of Puerto Madryn, when they noticed some whales and then were lifted right out of the water.
You can see a short video below showing just moments before the whale rolled over and lifted the kayak onto his back. You’ll see how it happened and also watch the kayakers keep their cool while on a free ride, although we wonder how many of you would be able to keep cool in this situation?
Thanks to head mounted cameras, cell phones, and other video equipment it seems like YouTube is filled with plenty of footage while at sea. What has been one of the strangest encounters you’ve had while in the surf, or in a kayak for that matter?