Video: Australian Kayakers Have Close Encounter with Whale

“If they were any closer, they would have flipped us over.”

On a break from their normal job in a local rock band, two kayakers in Australia had the experience of a lifetime. Paddling off the coast of Byron Bay, the pair was startled when several humpback whales breached in front of them. They were understandably thrilled. Though the video describes them as expert kayakers, here’s one of those situations where a PFD comes in handy regardless of your skill level. After all, one of the paddlers admits, "If they were any closer, they would have flipped us over."

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