Shocked kiteboarder hits humpback whale

Caters_NewsPublished: July 5, 20174,458 views
Published: July 5, 2017

One kiteboarder came across a speedbump in the middle of the ocean, when one huge aquatic mammal breached the water beneath him.

Andrei Grigoriev can be seen casually gliding across the ocean water, a GoPro camera hanging from his kite. Second into the short clip, we see the extreme sports enthusiast encountering the humpback whale and the very surface and colliding with its back. Andrei, a 36-year-old who lives in the Bay Area in California, said that he never meant to harm the gentle giant, it all happened accidentally.

“I was going straight out from the beach when something touched my board from below. For another 15 second I had a feeling there was something around me, until the whale jumped out of the water right in front of me. The scene was completely accidental.” said the kiteboarder.

Reflecting on this otherworldly encounter, Andrei has said that he might have felt the whale touch his board once previously, preparing him for the second blow. He also says that he feels confident that is the animals was intimidated by his presence on the water, it would have hit him with its tail instead, which could have proved to be fatal.

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